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Re: VA Linux / Sun Wah Linux to push Debian in China/Japan


This /. story was surprise to me.

Currently, Debian is seriously weak on easy Asian language support.
Fonts, IM, ... 

One of the problem is we do not have enough available developers.

We have hard time finding sponsor with time and skill for IM packages
even if some non-DD prepare package.

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 12:31:26PM +0100, David Schmitt wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 11:39, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:45:41PM +0800, Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project 
> Leader wrote:
> > > * Adrian von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> [2005-03-02 09:38]:
> > > > I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about this on the mailing
> > > > lists (but OTOH I was probably just asleep - or is it vapourware
> > > > anyway and we'll never again hear anything about it?)
> > >
> > > They are pretty serious about working with us and contributing their
> > > changes back.
> >
> > That's what everybody says. Only a very small number of the people who
> > say it actually do it.
> >
> >  "Mind what people do, not only what they say, for actions will betray a
> > lie" -- "Wizard's Fifth Rule", Terry Goodkind
> From the PR:
> > Currently VA Linux has six official Debian developers, including Simon
> > Horman, well known for his contribution to the load-balancer UltraMonkey and
> > the Debian kernel team, and Takuo Kitame, a renowned developer for his work
> > on GNOME and Mozilla-related technologies. There are two official Debian
> > developers at SWL, including Roger So, an I18N specialist and a steering
> > committee member of OpenI18N.     

Hmmm... sure Roger has been very prompt on Debian BTS.  He is upstream
of the great IM program called SCIM.  But he is only upstream updating
the latest CVS source.  Debian package is maintained by a non-DD with my

It will be nice if he can be invited to join Debian :-)


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