Hi, [ Mail-Followup-To: email@example.com ] The manpages-nl package ( Manual Pages Translated into Dutch , http://nl.linux.org/doc/manpages.php ) hasn't been touched since 2001/12/21. AFAIC, the means this package isn't maintained upstream. The major part of the translations are made early 2001, from manpages shipped with Debian `potato'. Jos Boersema has done the translation work, I have done some of the packaging work. I no longer have time to keep doing the work, and Jos has lost interest. (Jos, correct me if I'm wrong here.) However, the package contains over 1 MB of manpage source (over 200 pages). It'd be a big shame if this excellent work (by Jos Boersema) would get lost forever. Therefore, I here sent out a last call for people willing to start maintaining this package. Infrastructure has been set up: a CVS repository is at :ext:fjordland.nl.linux.org:/home/CVS linuxorg/doc/man , browsable via http://nl.linux.org/doc/man/, there is a mailinglist ( http://mail.nl.linux.org/manpages-nl/ ). Of course I'm willing to give people who'd like to pick this up some help, if needed. The main issue is: make sure the various manpages are brought up-to-date, and release a new tarball. One might even want to release a tarball with only the ``most important'' pages updated. I've given a short how-to-get-started in http://mail.nl.linux.org/manpages-nl/2002-05/msg00000.html . Issues raised here were discussed earlier, see http://mail.nl.linux.org/manpages-nl/2002-04/msg00000.html . I surely hope things will get going again... Bye, Joost -- . . Joost van Baal . . . . http://mdcc.cx/ . .
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