dfontmgr ships no .desktop

Bug #49443 reported by Vassilis Pandis on 2006-06-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
defoma (Debian)
Fix Released
defoma (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

I couldn't find an Icon. This gets installed under System->Administration. Maybe System->Preferences would be a better choice, but I couldn't figure out how to do this. Other than these, it validates and shows in the menus. Thanks.


Changed in defoma:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
Changed in defoma:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

This one shows up in System -> Preferences (the category name for that is as simple as "Preferences"), and includes translation for Catalan, German and Spanish.

Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Well, if there's nothing better Font Selection's icon can be used?

Changed in defoma:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Couldn't get a working debdiff yesterday, but will check it again later.

Changed in defoma:
assignee: nobody → rainct
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

At moment here is a patch.

(By the way, this program looks really ugly xDD)

Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Here is a debdiff. Tried building the package and installing, should be working.

Changed in defoma:
assignee: rainct → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Michael, can you take a look at it?

Changed in defoma:
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for looking into this and sorry for my late reply.

I looked into this patch and I would suggest to push it directly into debian and ask for inclusion there. I'm not sure that we should provide a desktop file for this application. It seems of limited use if you run it as non-root. And I found it overall quite complicated and non-intuitive.

What do you think?


Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

I agree with your opinion about this application and with the addition that it seems to be very old (or at least has an awful design) I don't really think that it's needed in Ubuntu (or at least not in main), but if it's there I think being a graphical application it should have it's menu entry.

Anyway, if you prefer to wait for it to be included in Debian that's okay for me...

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Unsubscribing Ubuntu Sponsors for main from this bug for now.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I checked the debian archive and dfontmgr is no longer build with defoma [1]. I close this bug for now until a new tool becomes available.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=282225

Changed in defoma:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in defoma (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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