Generally fonttools2 was release I made for my own needs during work with Dave on Font Bakery project. I was accidentally become a maintainer of my own fork only needed by one person in the world and that person wasn't me. fonttools on PyPI was a subtask of another task to make smooth install process for Font Bakery. And this becomes little bigger then I've expected. I found that there is several placeholders on PyPI for the same project and even most suitable (simple FontTools) is hidden behind 404 page. Another name for the same egg is a mess, the same time I can't be a person who are responsible for this project, etc. I decided a help a little in a way I think is valuable. I've opened ticket in PyPI support tracker and after several weeks got ownership. I put on hold 2.4 release because didn't expect that it will takes so much time. 

May be my explanation looks too complicated, but hope will explain my motives.

Actually fonttools2 was a renamed version of FontTools. Yes.

About Just, nether me.

Paul, my apologies, I've checked my mails again and found your request. If it can excuse me I'm not involved into development and don't know your names and so on. Whole Source Forge ecosystem looks slightly dead for me, on that stage I thought that FontTools was completely abandoned. This maillist doesn't have any posts from ... 2008! And I didn't plan to maintain fonttools2 for a long time. Though that was temporary. You are owner now, can kick me from the list. Old owner with id 'just' is still here, I think this is Just van Rossum. 

BTW, why you decided to resurrect development on UI is so 90x, half links are broken, everything is terrible slow. GitHub probably will attract more people and makes much easier communication for developers.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 4:26 AM, Paul Wise <> wrote:
On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM, Mikhail Kashkin wrote:

> I've subscribed to say that I've got an access to FontTools project id on
> PyPI and uploaded most recent versions of library to package index. Also I
> have deleted my old fonttools2 temporary package to make things more clear.

Hmm, so you essentially renamed fonttools2 to FontTools.

> Also there is another package with similar name
> and it points to the same Source
> Forge page, but doesn't have any files.

Unfortunately Just van Rossum (in BCC) didn't respond in any way to my
requests for access to FontTools-TTX.

> If you still maintain it then I can grant you owner access and you can delete this almost empty placeholder.
> Then all things will be sorted out. Ofc, if you think it is necessary.

Please add myself and Just to the FontTools project on PyPi.

Did you miss my two emails asking for access to fonttools2?

Subject: Re: fontTools PyPi listing
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:00:29 +0800
Message-Id: <1373115629.32373.37.camel@chianamo>

Subject: Re: fontTools PyPi listing
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:20:05 +0800
Message-Id: <1383542405.12370.15.camel@chianamo>


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