bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #51696, GNU FreeFont release issue


bug #51696: GNU FreeFont release issue

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 08 Aug 2017 11:18:41 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Non-bug
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  development

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Sat 24 Feb 2018 11:12:00 AM UTC, comment #3:

Hi Andrej

The current main problem is institutional in nature, and unfortunately not something you can help with. I wish you could.

I think I have to deal with it myself. I have a plan that I mean to carry out as soon as I get a chance.

Thank you very much, though.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 24 Feb 2018 10:50:07 AM UTC, comment #2:

Hi Steve,

What is that issue? Maybe I can help? I really would like to.


Andrej Shadura <andrewsh>
Project Member
Wed 09 Aug 2017 12:09:47 PM UTC, comment #1:

A bug report really isn't the place for this topic, anonymous. Nonetheless, I'll address it.

Your main point is well taken. Trust me, I feel bad about it -- it is ultmately my own fault. I am working on it.

But it has nothing to do with "ease", as you suggest. It was a one-thing-after-another situation, with me failing, in my limited spare time, to manage development with incoming problems.

Right now however there is an open show-stopper issue, not of technical nature, that really needs to be resolved before a release. It has been going on and off for years, and last year it came to a head. The discussion has now stalled again for reasons unknown to me. I will do my best to get that going again.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 08 Aug 2017 11:18:41 PM UTC, original submission:

Judging from the last release date, I am learning the following things:

1. It is easier to release at least six seasons of Game of Thrones than it is to release a version of GNU FreeFont.

2. It is much, much easier to build the world's first general-purpose electromechanical computer (including research) than it is to release a version of GNU FreeFont.

3. Several generations of mice, hamsters, chameleons, guinea pigs, octupi, etc. can live and die without ever experiencing a release of GNU FreeFont.

4. It's easier to find the Higgs boson than to release a version of GNU FreeFont.

5. It's easier to find gravitational waves than it is to release a version of GNU FreeFont.

This is, of course, tongue-in-cheek. I have a lot of respect for all the hard work that is going into this project. But I think my point remains valid---there should be a tighter release schedule because the current one is just ridiculous.



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