Re: Removing -japanese version of jed, slang and slrn
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At Mon, 14 Jun 2004 01:16:35 +0100,
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> There are 3 forks of popular packages in the archive with a special
> -qa version: jed-ja, slang1-ja and slrn-ja. Unfortunately, these were
> orphaned 1 year and 100 days ago, and still they have not been
> adopted. This means that they are out of date with regards to the
> proper version:
> jed-ja 0.99.10.jp0-3.3 (jed: 0.99.16-3.2)
> slang1-ja 1.4.2-2.2 (slang1: 1.4.9-2)
> slrn-ja 0.9.6.2-2 (slrn: 0.9.8.0-12)
> I doubt that these -ja patches will get merged upstream anytime soon
> unless someone actually does something; also, in some cases, other
> programs handle Japanese just fine (slrn -> tin).
> My basic question is: what shall we do with these -ja packages? After
Some monthes ago (Feb 2004), Fumitoshi Ukai asked Japanese developpers about this
issue, but no one seems stand.
I don't use jed-ja, slang1-ja, and slrn-ja... and I believe almost Japanese
people don't use them also.
Currently I use slang1a-utf8 as slang library, and haven't a serious problem.
My opinion is "you can remove them".
If these packages are needed by someone in the future, he/she will be
able to get them from snapshot.debian.net or somewhere :-)
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