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Re: Bug#215647: [patch] xterm 4.3.0-0pre1v3 i18n

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 07:21:19AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> The solution to this problem is probably by finding more and more
> manpower for maintaining our packages and all stuff we want to
> progress in Debian.
> If we lack manpower, we have to make sacrifices, which is always hard
> to accept for people who accept them.

I agree with your analysis.

I'm not stingy with handing out access to the X Strike Force Subversion
repositories.  Just ask the dozen or so people who have access (most of
whom don't use it for anything -- sigh).

I invite those who are frustrated with i18n/l10n issues in XFree86 to
step forward and take some ownership.  Deadkeys busted on French
keyboards, for example?  Step up.  Volunteers are welcome.  I do expect
people to be able to work within the framework I've set up (commit
disruptive stuff on a branch, write reasonable commit logs, and so
forth) -- this isn't an invitation to take total control over some chunk
of XFree86.  The reason for that is, someone still has to take
responsibility for the package as a whole, and the bug reports that get
filed against it, and that someone is (still) me.

But you'll have a pretty free hand to experiment; we can create a branch
just for i18n/l10n improvements if need be, and that way changes there
can't disrupt the trunk or 4.3.0-sid branch.

G. Branden Robinson                |     The power of accurate observation
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     is frequently called cynicism by
branden@debian.org                 |     those who don't have it.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- George Bernard Shaw

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