Re: ddts: notification about pt_BR-translation of the hello-debhelper description
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> > package, so rather that send you a message in BR language (which you
> > probably can't read) you get the English form letter. Overall, better to
> > get a form letter in a language you can read, than a personally written
> > email in a language you can't read.
> well, that's what people wanted and asked for in this list...
This is more a response to Vince, than Gustavo:
How can you know what language is native for a maintainer, based on the
package name? Sending an english form-letter to <pkg>@packages seems wrong,
and against what this whole idea is about.
I would rather see support added to dpkg first, for storing this info(make all
tools in dpkg(this includes dpkg-dev(which stores the data into the .deb) do
this), then work on displaying this info. I am very much against this hackish
end-run around what are open-development tools.
Adam, who is a dpkg developer.