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Please test: Netscape 4.73 packages with CJK support

[Note: Please Cc: me too when you're replying.  Thanks!]


A new test version of Debian packages for Netscape 4.73 is now
available.  The new version 4.73-19.3 | 4.73-32.1.4 fixes some bugs in
4.73-19 | 4.73-32.  It also merges the Japanese and Korean Netscape
resources, originally packaged by the Debian JP and Debian-KR Projects:
netscape-base-ja-4 & netscape-jp-resource-473; netscape-base-ko-4 &
netscape-base-ko-473; into the main Debian Netscape source packages. 
As well, Chinese Netscape resource files have been newly added.

If you are interested, especially the CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean)
support, please download the test packages from


or, better yet, use apt-get to do it automatically.  Here are the
lines to be added to /etc/apt/sources.list:

	deb http://pandora.debian.org/~foka/netscape-cjk ./
	deb-src http://pandora.debian.org/~foka/netscape-cjk ./

If you are only interested in testing the bug fixes, you only need:

	netscape-base-4 (4.73-32.1.4), netscape-base-473 (4.73-19.3)

If you want to test the CJK (zh, ja, ko) support, you'll also need
one or more of these:

	netscape-ja-resource-473 (4.73-19.3)
	netscape-ko-resource-473 (4.73-19.3)
	netscape-zh-resource-473 (4.73-19.3)

But of course, if you have the speed and bandwidth, feel free to
upgrade to all the other packages too.  (There are no changes to the
other packages though AFAIK.  :-)

Please test, and let us know if you notice any problems, error, warning
messages, etc.  :-)  If all goes well, these fixes will go into 4.73-20 |

Special thanks to:

	Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
	Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>
	Takuo KITAME <kitame@debian.or.jp>
	Masato Taruishi <taru@debian.or.jp>
	UNO Takeshi <uno@sysplan.co.jp>
	KiHyeon Seo <nefsall@nef.sarang.net>

and many other people for providing the original ja and ko packages,
and for help, advice, testing, bug-fixing, and a lot more.  :-)

Here are the detailed changelogs:


netscape4.73 (4.73-19.3) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * The "$SHELL" string was missing in front of a "./my-install" call
    in debian/installer, which again resulted in a somewhat empty
    netscape-base-473.  Closes: #66108, #66689.
  * No longer creates empty /usr/X11R6/bin directory for the *-base-*
    packages.  Thanks to Thibaut Cousin for the report.  Close: #66108.
  * Added Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) Netscape resources.
    Special thanks to the Debian JP, Debian-KR, and and Debian ZH
    Projects.  Note that the netscape-base-ko-473 package in "potato-kr"
    is superceded by netscape-ko-resources-473.  Closes: #66633.
  * Added window manager menu entries for ja, ko, zh_CN and zh_TW.Big5.
    These set both LANG and LC_ALL.
  * Added Build-Depends: debhelper, libstdc++2.9-glibc2.1, libxpm4, xlib6g,
    libc5, libg++27, xlib6, xpm4.7
  * Closing old non-bugs.  Closes: #56228, #56651, #56652.


netscape4.base (1:4.73-32.1.4) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer non-upload (unreleased): Closing bug reports...
  * Added "if [ -d $d ]; then ... fi" in wrapper to check for the various
    wrapper.d directories safely, and at the same time eliminates the
    warning messages in 4.73-32.  Thanks to Debian-KR Project developer
    KiHyeon Seo for the patch.
    Closes: #66269, #66286, #66343, #66375, #66378, #66382.
  * Type fix: s/an/as/ in "Cannot be run an root" in the wrapper.
    Thanks to James Van Zandt and Thomas Koehler for the report.
    Closes: #63214, #64429.
  * Removed bogus "-a" from rm's argument in wrapper.
    Closes: #61438, #65711.
  * Changed "printf" to "/usr/bin/printf" as suggested by Konstantin
    Kivi to fix a locale problem w.r.t. "," and ".".  Closes: #61450.
  * Added a missing retval=$? (for netscape -remote) in the wrapper so
    that the proper exit code is returned.  Thanks, Evan Martin!
    Closes: #66091
  * Closing old bug reports (the one-char typo) fixed in 4.73-32.
    Closes: #66092, #66094, #66095, #66098, #66100, #66103, #66106;
    Closes: #66112, #66118, #66139, #66141.

 -- Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>  Thu,  6 Jul 2000 06:18:24 -0600

netscape4.base (1:4.73-32.1.3) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer non-upload: CJK Test Bug Fix 3
  - Fix bug that File Save As dialog always popup
     "Character 'x' is not supported by font"

 -- Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>  Thu,  6 Jul 2000 18:04:09 +0900

netscape4.base (1:4.73-32.1.2) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer non-upload: CJK Test Bug Fix 2
   - Fix bug that File Download dialog sometimes popup 
     "Character 'x' not supported by font"

 -- Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>  Thu,  6 Jul 2000 13:50:50 +0900

netscape4.base (1:4.73-32.1.1) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer non-upload: CJK Test Bug Fix
   - fix <input type="text"> reset problem by ns-bogus-locale
     by Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>

 -- Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>  Thu,  6 Jul 2000 04:42:29 +0900

netscape4.base (1:4.73-32.1) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer non-upload: CJK Test release!
  * Conglomerated Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) support.
  * Merged: netscape-base-ja-4 by UNO Takeshi <uno@sysplan.co.jp>,
    and TARUISHI Masato <taru@debian.or.jp>.
  * Merged: netscape-base-ko-4 by KiHyeon Seo <nefsall@nef.sarang.net>.
  * Essentialy, it preloads libnsfix-wcsmbs.so and ns_bogus_locale.so to
    correct problems with CJK multibyte characters entry in Netscape.
  * Added Build-Depends: debhelper, altgcc, libc5-dev, libdl1-altdev.
  * Added "2>/dev/null" to ls output in wrapper to hide harmless warning

 -- Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>  Tue,  4 Jul 2000 12:24:24 -0600

Anthony Fok Tung-Ling                Civil and Environmental Engineering
foka@ualberta.ca, foka@debian.org    University of Alberta, Canada
Debian Chinese Project -- http://www.debian.org/international/chinese/
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