[Slackbuilds-users] fontforge

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Wed Oct 21 17:59:21 UTC 2020

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 18:47 (+0100), Dave Woodfall wrote:

> On 21/10/20 13:33,
> B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> put forth the proposition:
>> On 10/21/20, Matteo Bernardini <matteo.bernardini at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> I was about to test it, but before trying I just want to be sure that
>>> you have noted this bit in fontforge's README

>>> "NOTE: please remove previous version before building new version."
>> I know from experience that trying to build a new fontforge without
>> following this advice causes a build failure.
>> A question for the maintainer: Why doesn't the SlackBuild check for
>> this and abort or at least warn the user? It could be done with very
>> little code, and would have saved however much time we've collectively
>> spent thinking and writing about it, in this thread.

> I'll add that this week.  I do something similar in Qt5 already.

On behalf of all of us "don't read the instructions if all else has
not failed, and maybe not even then" people, thanks.


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