Re: Looking for new maintainer of manpages-nl
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>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
>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
>I surely hope things will get going again...
> . .
>Joost van Baal . .
> . . http://mdcc.cx/
> . .
As a new maintaining/-er the German manpage package structure could
be approached, i have talked with the guy (at Linux congress) and he
had a method of distributed translation which he said could also work
for (and encompass) the Dutch manpages. I had the impression it were
"big plans", and was very well set up and running.
(It works by letting people subscribe, and getting minimal (sentence/..)
translation tasks send to them, which they then perform & send in.)
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