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Re: Packages still using old-style debconf

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Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:

> Martin Quison did a great job at writing a script which finds all
> packages currently not using po-debconf for debconf templates.
> Some translation teams have made a great job at providing patches to
> these packages maintainers so that they can easily swith to the "now
> not so new" po-debconf way of handling debconf templates and their
> translations.
> I begin to consider that package maintainers which didn't yet switch
> to po-debconf are either maintainers who don't really care about their
> packages, MIA maintainers or maintainers who don't really care about
> i18n.
> Please, if one of your package is listed there, prove me wrong...:-)
> http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/~mquinson/debian/switch/

The package pdbv I'm upstream author have already included patch from
Martin in the upstream CVS. However, no release of pdbv have been made
since then, for reason outside my control.

A new release is planned and Florian Weps, debian maintainer of pdbv,
will upload a new version as soon he can, after checking the package. 

I suggest to Martin to make his scripts handling the "fixed-upstream"
tag to the bugs. I do care about the pdbv package (otherwise I would
not be enhancing it since two years now) and I do care about i18n
(otherwise, I would never had added gettext support in pdbv since
almost the beginning). I guess I'm not a unique case among the package
maintainers who get their package in that list. 

That said, thanks for Martin for it's work.


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