Re: Suggestions for 2.2 r1
> On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Christian Surchi wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:28:40PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > I would suggest that we put these packages on whatever CD is right
> > > according to their popularity, as we already do for other packages.
> > I don't think we should consider popularity to judge correctly that. I
> > think we should decide in general. I don't see the cause for *-es and *-de
> > in first cd and other languages in third one for example. And I think we
> > have a similar situation now...
> I am a hopeless linguist and I am fortunate to be a native English speaker.
> What about the poor linguist whose native language is not English and who
> got the first CD only on the understanding that Debian was international
> and multi-lingual?
Yes, you got it right. I'm native German and I am not a fanatic German
speaker, but own a German keyboard and for some reason or another
it is very convenient to have German localization from time to time ;-)
However, I can see that having manuals etc. of several dozen international
languages (from Korean to Russion to Indian) will take quite a lot of
disk space or download time.
Perhaps there should be different localized Debian CDROM images -
i.e. debian-i386-us-1.iso, debian-i386-euro-1.iso, debian-i386-asian-1.iso,
We already have 'non-US', so this could disappear then since
only the "us"-Version of the first Debian CD would not have
crypto support, all other countries and continents should be fine.
(I do hate "non-US" anyway - this sounds a bit like "outside of
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