[Slackbuilds-users] what category do fonts go in?

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Wed May 28 14:34:18 UTC 2014

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> Sorry for the late response here. FWIW I don't feel strongly about
> these categories; at best they can only be a rough guide. I have a
> different view of what "system" means (or should mean.)
> X11 is a display system, basically a thing to draw pictures for a
> user. It is by no means essential to a GNU/Linux computer. Fonts
> comprise a subset of X11, to fool the user into thinking that a
> picture is in fact painting a thousand words.
> I'd call "system" a place for things like filesystem drivers and
> tools, disk management utilities, and OS and package management
> software. I could poke through /sbin, /usr/sbin, Unix manual's
> section 8, and Slackware's A series to find a few more examples.
> Fonts might more properly fit into "office" or "desktop" IMO. If
> enough of them are packaged, a "fonts" category makes sense.

Thanks for the response
for now, they are placed in a single category (system) which makes it
easier to manage and find since the majority of font packages are in
system already.

When the admins have agreed on having new fonts category, we can simply
move them to the new category on the next batch of updates

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Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
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