Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja)
Thank you for your comment.
From: Peter Makholm <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja)
Date: 01 Sep 1999 09:08:31 +0200
peter> Kenshi Muto <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
peter> > xpostit-ja copyright:
peter> > It seems DFSG freeware.
peter> > At now, 'xpostit-ja' maintainer is Mr.Arafune, who is Debian official
peter> > maintainer. Maybe he will upload this.
peter> > OK? > Arafune san :-)
peter> If xpostit still is usable as non-japanese user it shouldnt be
peter> xpostit-ja but just xpostit. Indication of wich patches applied to the
peter> package doesn't belong to the package name.
I think that it is a right way to use "Replace: xpostit-ja"
in control file. Isn't it correct?
peter> If the japanese maintainers thinks that the best way to provide debian
peter> for Japanese users is a lot of special japanized packages, then theirs
peter> goal is better served with Debian-JP [That is my humble opinion].
I dont think so. I believe the best way is "Debian goes international".
I feel that:
If there is enough reason (e.g. Japanized (or I18Ned) patch
is very large), Japanese package can be uploaded to Debian.
Please tell me, if I misunderstand (or not).
I'm not (for a present) a Debian-JP project member (Don't ask why?),
but I know Debian-JP Project does not provide their own distribution.