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Add Linux Support #12

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zachleat opened this Issue Sep 30, 2014 · 14 comments

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miketaylr commented Sep 30, 2014

Please test HML distribution as well, thanks.

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mathiasbynens commented Sep 30, 2014

HML OS stylesheet leaked:

* {
  font-family: fantasy !important;
}
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zachleat commented Sep 30, 2014

oh

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adrinux commented Oct 1, 2014

Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Arch? That would be the major families I think. Not sure how much variation there is between distros. I have a Debian 7 vm if that's any help, what do you need to know?

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tomByrer commented Oct 1, 2014

Seems Mint is more popular than Ubuntu: http://distrowatch.com/ (I've seen similar mentions on other sites).
ElementryOS seems gaining popularity. Though it is a Ubuntu fork, it's GUI is drastically changed, & comes with their own WebKit browser, Midori.

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zachleat commented Oct 2, 2014

Good info! I probably won’t do more than two or three unless someone really begs :)
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

So, that’d be Mint, Ubuntu, and maybe Debian.

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tomByrer commented Oct 2, 2014

Does each distros' WindowManager (KDE, Gnome, Unity, etc) install different fonts?

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adrinux commented Oct 2, 2014

This distrowatch page you're linking to http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity counts hits to their website – at best it's a measure of the buzz around a given distro, I don't think it equates to installed user base. There's also the fact that Mint is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian. I was suggesting taking a distro from each popular family - Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch.

But not only do I not know if each WindowManager configures different default fonts, what does each browser install do? There's no reason to believe they would fall back on system defaults...

Really just need to nail down a couple of the most popular distros and go with default install I think.

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adrinux commented Oct 2, 2014

The distro timeline svg on the right here is just scary in this context :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

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adrinux commented Oct 2, 2014

Fwiw I have a Xubuntu desktop VM and full installs of Ubuntu desktop and Crunchbang desktop on other partitions (Debian vm I mentioned is actually server version). Still not clear on what you're doing to derive that data for fontfamily.io

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zachleat commented Oct 7, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 added: http://fontfamily.io/os/ubuntu-14

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tomByrer commented Oct 7, 2014

107 fonts, that's alot! Thanks :)

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Ubuntu 14.04 added: http://fontfamily.io/os/ubuntu-14


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zachleat commented Oct 8, 2014

I downloaded Arch Linux to try it out but the default install didn’t even have a window manager by default so I think I’m gonna close this for now. If there are additional distro requests, please open additional tickets—thank you!

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