[Slackbuilds-users] what category do fonts go in?
joshuakwood at gmail.com
Wed May 28 14:47:02 UTC 2014
On May 28, 2014 9:34 AM, "Willy Sudiarto Raharjo" <willysr at slackbuilds.org>
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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
> - --
> Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
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>From my point of view, more, and more specific, categories are better.
System sometimes feels like a dumping ground (kind of like Misc - when did
that get more than three entries anyway?)
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