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Re: Looking for new maintainer of manpages-nl

Joost wrote:
>[ Mail-Followup-To: manpages-nl@nl.linux.org ]
>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...
>                               . .
>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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