Debian Bug report logs - #540362
O: xfs -- X font server

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Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>

Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 14:06:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version 1:1.0.8-7+rm

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From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:58:50 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

Hi,

The X Strike Force would like to get rid of xfs; it's not needed in most
(all?) use cases, since most X clients now use Xft and/or pango to
render text, not core X fonts (even emacs, these days! :))

So xfs wants to either get removed or get a new maintainer.  Maybe LTSP
people, if they still use this?

Description: X font server
 xfs is a daemon that listens on a network port and serves X fonts to X
 servers (and thus to X clients).  All X servers have the ability to serve
 locally installed fonts for themselves, but xfs makes it possible to offload
 that job from the X server, and/or have a central repository of fonts on a
 networked machine running xfs so that all the machines running X servers on a
 network do not require their own set of fonts.  xfs may also be invoked by
 users to, for instance, make available X fonts in user accounts that are not
 available to the X server or to an already running system xfs.

Current packaging is at git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-xorg/app/xfs

Cheers,
Julien




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Bug#540362; Package wnpp. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:27:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>
To: pkg-ltsp-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Cc: 540362@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:22:05 +0200
On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 03:58:50PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
> 
> Hi,
> 
> The X Strike Force would like to get rid of xfs; it's not needed in most
> (all?) use cases, since most X clients now use Xft and/or pango to
> render text, not core X fonts (even emacs, these days! :))
> 
> So xfs wants to either get removed or get a new maintainer.  Maybe LTSP
> people, if they still use this?

Adding LTSP maintainers to CC; is xfs (the font server, not the
filesystem) still in use in LTSP? If you, can you take over the
maintenance?

Cheers,
        Moritz






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Bug#540362; Package wnpp. (Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:09:33 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 540362@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant@freegeek.org>
To: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>
Cc: pkg-ltsp-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, 540362@bugs.debian.org, debian-edu@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#540362: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:06:57 -0700
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:22:05PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 03:58:50PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > The X Strike Force would like to get rid of xfs; it's not needed in most
> > (all?) use cases, since most X clients now use Xft and/or pango to
> > render text, not core X fonts (even emacs, these days! :))
> > 
> > So xfs wants to either get removed or get a new maintainer.  Maybe LTSP
> > people, if they still use this?
> 
> Adding LTSP maintainers to CC; is xfs (the font server, not the
> filesystem) still in use in LTSP? 

LTSP works fine without XFS.

I think debian-edu may still be using it, as it's recommended in 
education-thin-client-server. no idea if it's actually used.


live well,
  vagrant




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Bug#540362; Package wnpp. (Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:09:50 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #20 received at 540362@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: pkg-ltsp-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, 540362@bugs.debian.org, debian-edu@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#540362: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:35:25 +0200
[Vagrant Cascadian]
> LTSP works fine without XFS.

Does it use XFS if it is present?

> I think debian-edu may still be using it, as it's recommended in
> education-thin-client-server. no idea if it's actually used.

Only if LTSP is used it out of the box when it is installed and
configured, like it used to a few years ago.

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




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Bug#540362; Package wnpp. (Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:18:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #25 received at 540362@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Moritz Mühlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>
To: Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant@freegeek.org>
Cc: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>, pkg-ltsp-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, 540362@bugs.debian.org, debian-edu@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#540362: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:17:11 +0200
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 03:06:57AM -0700, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:22:05PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 03:58:50PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > > The X Strike Force would like to get rid of xfs; it's not needed in most
> > > (all?) use cases, since most X clients now use Xft and/or pango to
> > > render text, not core X fonts (even emacs, these days! :))
> > > 
> > > So xfs wants to either get removed or get a new maintainer.  Maybe LTSP
> > > people, if they still use this?
> > 
> > Adding LTSP maintainers to CC; is xfs (the font server, not the
> > filesystem) still in use in LTSP? 
> 
> LTSP works fine without XFS.
> 
> I think debian-edu may still be using it, as it's recommended in 
> education-thin-client-server. no idea if it's actually used.

Debian Edu people, can you comment on this?

Cheers,
        Moritz




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Message #30 received at 540362@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: Moritz Mühlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>
Cc: pkg-ltsp-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, 540362@bugs.debian.org, debian-edu@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#540362: O: xfs -- X font server
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:39:12 +0200
[Moritz Mühlenhoff]
>> I think debian-edu may still be using it, as it's recommended in
>> education-thin-client-server. no idea if it's actually used.
> 
> Debian Edu people, can you comment on this?

We already did.  The xfs package is installed for LTSP to use it.  If
LTSP use it, it make sense to keep it for Debian Edu.  If it does not
(I do not know), then it do not make sense to keep it in Debian Edu.

So the question is not really if LTSP work fine without XFS, but if it
work better without it.  Can it handle machines with less memory with
XFS than without it, for example?  Anyone know?

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




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From: Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>
To: 147716-done@bugs.debian.org,151780-done@bugs.debian.org,481092-done@bugs.debian.org,567810-done@bugs.debian.org,574337-done@bugs.debian.org,673170-done@bugs.debian.org,540362-done@bugs.debian.org,
Cc: xfs@packages.debian.org, xfs@packages.qa.debian.org
Subject: Bug#733958: Removed package(s) from unstable
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:13:54 +0000
Version: 1:1.0.8-7+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package xfs has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see http://bugs.debian.org/733958

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing
ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Luca Falavigna (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)



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