[aur-general] ttf-google-webfonts{,-distilled,-git,-hg} mess

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 22:32:36 EDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Jason St. John <jstjohn at purdue.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Maxime GAUDUIN <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM, Marcel Korpel <marcel.lists at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Maxime GAUDUIN <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I mostly agree with you, but I would still keep the git package because
>>> I,
>>> > and I believe most people, don't want to pull 2Gb from the mercurial repo
>>> > and keep them lying around. This is painfully slow and, even though 2Gb
>>> are
>>> > nothing today, it is silly to waste space like this. The git repo
>>> contains
>>> > only the relevant TTF files and I think it is the better choice for whom
>>> > wants to download the Google web fonts.
>>> >
>>> > How do others feel about this?
>>> I totally agree with this.
>>> Regards,
>>> Marcel
>> Okay, the only remaining webfonts packages in AUR are now
>> ttf-google-webfonts-git and ttf-google-webfonts-hg.
>> Cheers.
>> --
>> Maxime
> I noticed that a new package named ttf-google-webfonts-tarball [1] was
> uploaded yesterday.
> The submitter of the package states, "This is for all those who use
> simple AUR helpers, e.g. cower, that need a version number to know
> that there's been an update and/or those who don't like the git/hg
> repos just hanging around on their systems (i.e. those who delete
> their AUR sources and packages)."
> Do the TUs feel that this package is necessary? It suffers from the
> same problem of frequent and endless maintenance that
> ttf-google-webfonts did that I mentioned in my first email in this
> thread.
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ttf-google-webfonts-tarball/
> Jason

I don't feel like this is at all necessary. The AUR helper part is
definitely a non-issue because bumping the pkgver on a VCS package
with a proper pkgver function works just fine.

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