Re: slang, boot-floppies, and wide character support
on "06 Apr 2001 11:29:13 -0400",
with "Re: slang, boot-floppies, and wide character support",
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Taketoshi Sano <email@example.com> writes:
> > Can I create shrink_string subdirectory in utilities/dbootstrap/
> > and put this utility as ja.c ?
> > If there aren't any objections, I'll commit the required modification
> > into woody version.
> No objections at all.
Thanks. I just commited them now, and pray nothing will break.
> Edmundo had some revised patches, I assume you saw that.
I'll check it.
> > I had tried to create them before the potato release. But it was
> > already frozen time for potato, and I couldn't rely on me that
> > I did it correct on devel packages (libnewt-dev and slang1-dev),
> > I have not uploaded them.
> Well, now's the time. I would say, just do it. If we get it in now,
> we can lay some testing on it and correct problem prior to woody
I think tt may be easy to provide the forked package with utf-8 support
for testing. Is this still OK ? maybe newt-uff8 and slang1-utf8 or
newt-i18n and slang1-i18n. They would have conflict with the normal
version. And if they are OK, then the normal package can merge the
utf-8 support safely, and we won't need the separate pacakages then.
> > I don't know how well tested the bogl-bterm is. Just wonder.
> Well, again, now is the time to get testing on it. Is this going to
> be packed separately as well? Wouldn't it also be needed for Debian
I think bogl-bterm has been included in unstable/sid.
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.1-2)
Description: Ben's Own Graphics Library - graphical terminal
Ben's Own Graphics Library is a small framebuffer library,
including basic widgets, support for text in multiple
languages, and mouse handling.
This package contains bterm, a utf-enabled framebuffer terminal.
> > And I think the current packages including base-config has
> > messages for Japanese in euc-jp, not in utf-8, so we need
> > some work if we use utf-8 to show the messages with bogl-bterm.
> Will iconv convert them?
Maybe. We need to check it.
> > Well, so there may be softwares which can not handle the config files
> > written in utf-8 encoding. If we use utf-8 as main encoding in Debian,
> > we need to work on them.
> I'd rather not force that, esp. for users who just need the ASCII
> set. Can't we get it to write out the config files (such as
> /etc/hosts, /etc/network/interfaces, etc) in ASCII?
OK. I won't object it.
Taketoshi Sano: <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>