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Intent to NMU foomatic-gui to fix pending po-debconf l10n bugs

Dear Debian maintainer,

The foomatic-gui Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
pending bug report(s) which include translation updates or fixes
for po-debconf, namely bug number 413530 (and maybe other similar bugs).

Even if we're still far from the release of the next Debian version,
letting such bugs sleep in the BTS  is simply lowering
the chances that your package interaction with its users may be done
in something else than the English language. It is also not
encouraging for translators.

I have the intention, as part of a more general action of the Debian
i18n Task Force to build and possibly upload a non-maintainer upload
for foomatic-gui in order to fix this as well as all pending translations
for the debconf templates.

Such changes are always harmless, which explains why I safely consider
building NMU's for such issues even though they're obviously non critical.

The schedule for the NMU (in case it happens, that is if you agree with it
or if I don't receive any answer in 14 days) is roughly the following:

 Thursday, October 11, 2007   : send this notice
 Thursday, October 25, 2007       : post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n with you
                 (maintainer) CC'ed
 Sunday, November 04, 2007       : deadline for receiving translation updates
 Monday, November 05, 2007       : build the package and upload it to DELAYED/0-day
                 send the NMU patch to the BTS
 Tuesday, November 06, 2007       : NMU uploaded to incoming

If you intent to upload yourself, I suggest waiting for a few days
anyway as some translations could come in soon. Just mention this to

I will then subscribe to the Package Tracking System for foomatic-gui and
follow its life for 60 days after my NMU in order to fix any issue
potentially introduced by my upload.

Let me know, as soon as possible, if you have any kind of objection to this

If you'd rather do the fix yourself, I will of course leave the package
alone. Same if you have reasons not to do the update now.


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