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Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja)

On Mon, Aug 30, 1999 at 02:39:03PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Ryuichi Arafune wrote:
> > I intend to package (exactly, intend to move from Debian-JP) grep-ja.
> > This provides the GNU grep applied a multi-byte extension patch.
> I seriously object to this. I do not think that forking all packages in
> Debian and creating -jp-package is the right way to go. What should be
> done is submit patches to the maintainers, preferably both Debian and
> upstream. What I was hoping to see with the integration of Debian-JP
> is that all the multibyte patches would be *integrated* with Debian,
> not a senseless forking of lots of packages.
> I'm even more annoyed that you didn't even contact the maintainer of
> the grep package (me) before posting this.
> Wichert.

Just for the sake of this coming full circle and not leaving wichert out
to make this statement all on his own, I want to say I fully agree. If
Debian-JP wants to fork all the packages, then it needs it's own dist
(at this rate they will have just that, but in the mean time use Debian's
resources to make their work easier, and harder for the rest of us).

Let's have some cooperation. The Debian-JP needs to get off their proverbial
high horse and start working with current maintainers instead of making
having a complex and doing things on their own. This ITP-a-jp-a-day non-sense
needs to stop.


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