[Slackbuilds-users] fontforge 2017 update

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 23:03:31 UTC 2017

On 08/06/2017 12:10 PM, David Woodfall wrote:
>>> On 08/05/2017 09:23 PM, B Watson wrote:
>>>> On 8/5/17, King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Bah. The 2017 release is just a git snapshot. The 2017 version needs
>>>>> gnulib which it git clones on the fly, so
>>>>> ./bootstrap --skip-git --skip-po
>>>>> doesn't work (amoung no git found error). gnulib in SBo is older so
>>>>> not
>>>>> sure I have time to go down that rabbit hole.
>>>> I'm the gnulib SBo maintainer... gnulib doesn't do releases, I'm
>>>> using the
>>>> same snapshot "release" that's in Debian unstable (and also the latest
>>>> Ubuntu). Does the new fontforge give a minimum version (snapshot date)
>>>> that it requires?
>>>> Not too much stuff in SBo requires gnulib. I wouldn't mind updating
>>>> it to
>>>> a newer snapshot, but it'd be nice to use a snapshot that's widely
>>>> used &
>>>> known not to be broken (which is why I used the version from
>>>> Deb/Ubuntu).
>>> I haven't had a chance to try the SBo version of gnulib with the latest
>>> fontforge.  I just noticed that the new release of fontforge pulls in a
>>> git snapshot if its bootstrap script doesn't find it.  The 2015
>>> fontforge doesn't use gnulib.  Better to let David figure that out since
>>> I do need to worry about my own 35 or so scripts.
>>> -Ed
>> I noticed that it also does a git clone of uthash.
>> fontforge-20170731 builds OK with gnulib-20140202 and uthash-2.0.2.
>> Lilypond builds OK with that fontforge installed and appears to run
>> normally, although I've never used it before so it's hard for me to
>> tell if it works properly. Both frescobaldi and rosegarden build and
>> appear to run fine using that lilypond, so I will update the fontforge
>> slackbuild.
>> Dave
> Changed the uthash version to 1.9.9 to match what we have on sbo.
> Dave

Thanks, Dave.


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