[Fontconfig] Proposal: the restructure of the configuration numeric prefix

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Mon Feb 15 18:20:15 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM, James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "Akira" == Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> writes:
> Akira> As you may be aware of, Fedora's policy overrides some numeric
> Akira> prefix defined in upstream. and we are facing an issue that
> Akira> 65-nonlatin.conf prevents to get some rules working properly.
> If fedora has problems with any of the upstream conf files, it should
> simply not link them into conf.d.

Right. this is however one of example to explain why the restructure
is needed. I was just saying that current structure can potentially
introduces any issues at the downstream, including the end users who
has the own config files there.
Also the fontconfig configuration system is quite sensitive and it's
easy to break if one puts the config files with the wrong ordering in
even current recommendation say. so IMHO it may be still worth
improving current structure with other way though.

> There is no need to restructure upstream to appease one distribution.
> In fact, there is no need for fedora — or any other dist — to link in
> any of the upstream config files.  Dists can and should modify configs
> to suit their and their users’ own needs.

For a kind of the preference yes. though it would be a good idea if
changing in upstream makes everyone happy. but I'm not talking about
it here.

> -JimC
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