Subject: Re: Request new category
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2002 12:00:35
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 01:27:18PM +0900, Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 10:57:42PM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I know there was a call for a chinese category some time ago, and
> > the same answer was given - are there a substantial number of
> > packages which would fall into the new category?
> _Lots_ of people come to me and ask, "how can I use Korean on NetBSD?"
> Then my answer is always same, "No, you can't for now." They simply
> give up using NetBSD. :-( I know they often have difficulty in 
> reading English text. 
> Situation is much better in FreeBSD. FreeBSD ports provides dozens
> of entries in korean category, and many people feel comfortable with
> them. That's one of the reasons why FreeBSD is more popular than
> NetBSD in Korea.
> So I have wished we had a category for korean in the pkgsrc. If we
> can grab more attention from non-English speaking users, why not?
> For the same reason, I vote for chinese category (you have all the
> right to decision as the core member and chief maintainer of pkgsrc ;-).

Please let me make it clear - I am not stopping anyone submitting
or committing a package that is related to Korean or any other
group or language.  Quite the contrary, I welcome them.

However, I believe that they should be placed in the appropriate
category for the package when they are committed, and that, if
there isn't one, then they should be placed in misc.

Over time, when there are enough packages in pkgsrc to warrant a
separate category, then one will be created.