Review Request 110898: Remove unused strigi dependency from tree, along with unused strigi FontAnalyzer.

Michael Pyne mpyne at
Sun Jun 9 20:28:13 BST 2013

On Sun, June 9, 2013 16:11:27 Simeon Bird wrote:
> > On June 9, 2013, 10:27 a.m., Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > Being past the Feature Freeze doesn't seem a good idea to me to remove a
> > > feature.
> It isn't really removing a feature - the code in question does nothing at
> all that I can see, and hasn't done for a while. In fact, I'm not sure the
> FontAnalyzer really did anything even when strigi was in use, because
> /usr/share/fonts was not indexed by default. Its just removing dead code.
> It *is* a dependency change though, and I'm not sure what the rules are for
> that. I guess it could be made optional, but since it doesn't do anything
> that doesn't seem really worth the effort.

Speaking just to the dependency change, my feeling is that it's always 
acceptable to remove a dependency. It would not be acceptable to add or 
upgrade a dependency after the dep. freeze though.

 - Michael Pyne
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