Re: ITP: jvim
at Sun, 20 Jun 1999 17:36:56 +0200,
Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Previously Taketoshi Sano wrote:
> > This Package is built using VIM-3.0 and the Japanese patch 1.5b
> > from K. Tsuchida <email@example.com>.
> Let me comment on this as the maintainer of the vim packages :)
Thank you for your comment.
> I have a few questions about this:
> * did you talk with Bram Moolenaar (or even better, the vim-dev list)
> about merging japanese support with the standard upstream version?
Ah, no. I have not yet contact neither Bram Moolenaar nor vim-dev list.
I hurried too much to think about it. Thanks to point out and remind it
# I had thought that I have tried to contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
# but I can not find out that message in my E-mail archive,
# so it should be my illusion. sorry.
Merging japanese support with the standard upstream version is
the right way, I think. The only problem is that I don't understand
how to do it myself.
> * are you aware that version 3.0 is really old? The current version is
> 5.3 and 5.4 was just upgraded from alpha to a beta version.
Yes. JP patch for vim 5.0 is still under development.
Currently JP patch (beta versin) for vim 5.1 seems available via
So I use the current working version of JP patch for vim 3.0.
> * the copyright that you list seems to be the copyright of the current
> vim 5.3 package, not the vim 3.0 copyright. Is that intentional?
I misunderstand the both are the same, It should be fixed. Thanks.
the README of vim 3.0 said:
Vim is Charityware. You can copy it as much as you like. Please read
uganda.txt for details.
and uganda.txt of vim 3.0 said:
Vim is public domain. If you are happy with Vim and want to express that,
don't send me money. I don't need it. But I know a place where they do need
your money. Please read on.
So they should be written in debian/copyright for jvim_3.0-1.5b.
It is my fault to copy the contents from your current vim 5.3.
!!! Oh, I found now the lines in changelog.Debian of vim_5.3-13, that said
vim (5.3-12) unstable; urgency=low
* New license: vim is now fully DFSG-free!
Does this means that vim 3.0's license is not full DFSG compliant ?
Uhm, I should have check the mail-archive,,, Please tell me the pointer
to get the information about this.
# I can not get the result using "Search with Glimpse" on
# http://www.jp.debian.org/Lists-Archives/, keyword: "vim; license",
# list: devel, Dates: Oct to Dec 98. search in Jan to Mar 99 shows
# some messaages about standard editor, but I can not find the reason
# of conflit between the vim's old license and DFSG.
# Is it not enough to be "public domain" ?
May be the right way (merge JP support into standard version) is
the way to go,,, I must consult the previous maintainer in JP project
and the authors of JP patch in vim-jp ML,,,
Taketoshi Sano: <email@example.com>