RFD: gettext, iconv, packaging...
Wed Jun 19 06:18:00 GMT 2002
Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> :-) Great. Well, I don't like the part about 'whining', but all the
> rest is great.
> Ok. I'll take the two packages if no one steps on my toes now...
Cool. I didn't mean that you, in particular, *must* take these two
packages "or I won't do libiconv." It's just that your name popped into
my head as one who was complaining, specifically, that I "refused" to
The real reason I changed my mind (on libiconv) is that I've done some
additional reading, and realized that libiconv and gettext are tightly
connected -- in fact, are interdependent -- so releases of those two
packages must be coordinated. It's best if that's done by a single
person. e.g. me.
> But my priority is perl 5.8 now and I don't plan to release new zip/unzip
> packages before perl 5.8 is done.
There's really no need to release new zip/unzip packages in the near
future at all -- unless all you want to change is the maintainer line in
the README (which seems a waste of bandwidth). I just recently updated
to the latest versions, added all the outstanding patches...it should be
good for another year or so. <g>
It's not the work, it's the responsibility.
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