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Re: Bug#515814: www.debian.org: Please provide source for pdf-graphics in devel/debian-med/News/2009/20090214.wml

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 05:29:31AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > >> [1] devel/debian-med/News/2009/authorstat_med.pdf

The creation of this pdf is based on the content of a database.
It is not possible to include this into the Makefile to create
translated WML pages.

> > >>     devel/debian-med/News/2009/dmstats1.pdf

This can be created using the data file available at


using the script


> The files were made by Andreas Tille, and their inclusion was discussed in the
> following thread.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2008/10/msg00040.html
> Andreas can probably give more details, but following URLs are relevant to the
> generation of the graphes.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/01/msg00161.html
>   http://people.debian.org/~tille/liststats

These graps are manually updated each month.  The location has moved to

> I think that the PDFs linked in devel/debian-med/News/2009/20090214.wml are
> well understandable without translation.  Therefore, there should be no need
> for a makefile.

I agree with this statement.
> For the source, if it is still available, why not committing the data and the
> script that produces the PDF.  (Althouth of course the real source would be a
> snapshot of the UDD at the time, and the source of that UDD snapshot would be…
> complex.)  On the other hand, if the source is not available anymore, in my
> understanding it does not make the files non-free.

The graphs are not created using UDD but a separate database inspecting
Debian Mailing list.  I could provide the code which creates the
database.  The code is GPL.
Kind regards



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