Re: Corel WordPerfect shipping Debian with WordPerfect 8
Ben Gertzfield <email@example.com> writes:
> >From http://linux.corel.com/faq.htm:
> Will Corel WordPerfect 8 be using any software packaging mechanisms
> such as RPM, DEB, and TGZ?
> Corel will ship a shrink-wrapped version of
> Corel WordPerfect8 for Linux that will use its
> own installation program. However, we are also
> bundling our product with several of the major
> Linux distributor's CDs, and for these Linux
> distributions we will use the packaging format
> that is employed by the Operating System
> installation program. Therefore, a new Debian
> distribution install CD would contain a .DEB
> package for Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux; the
> same will apply to RedHat Linux (.RPM) and
> Hmm, they're shipping Debian with WordPerfect 8 and including it in
> .debs? Cool! :)
They've contacted me to ask if I'd like to do the .debs. They know me
from the ARM/NetWinder port. I've been non-commital so far, but I
assured them that I'm sure that somebody in Debian will probably
volunteer to do the packaging if the licensing is free enough.
I signed a little NDA, but I think I can blab about this, since they
put it on the website, and this is our -devel list after all. I
should be getting access to an early release of it before the final
release. I don't really know anything beyond that.
I'll cc: this to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim WordPerfect for the moment.
If the package (when it turns up) looks like it is going to be too
much work, I might put it up for adoption - because I'm going to be
pretty busy getting Gnome 1.0, dwww2, and the Debian ARM port going.