deprecated ports

b. f. bf1783 at
Wed Mar 16 13:34:43 UTC 2011

On 3/16/11, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 06:15:11AM +0000, b. f. wrote:
>> But it's not clear to me why, for example, some usable fonts were
>> deprecated -- fonts often don't have homepages.
> The deprecations are (currently) advisory-only.
> If people are using these ports, and want to keep them, then they need
> to step up with either hosting the distfiles, becoming the upstream
> maintainers, or in the best case, both.

Yes, I understand.  My point was only that true-type fonts are
unlikely to require much maintenance, and the distfiles will probably
be locally mirrored in any event, so it hardly seems worth the trouble
to deprecate them on the basis of the criteria that were mentioned.


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