Subject: Re: Request new category
To: Shell, Hin-lik Hung <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2002 15:04:46
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 07:44:35AM +0800, Shell, Hin-lik Hung wrote:
> Hi,
> > 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?
> If the answer is depends on the number of packages in the category,
> looking at pkgsrc/parallel and pkgsrc/ham, these category only got
> 4 pkgs.., nevertheless, do a search on current PR with keyword
> 'chinese', we got 5 new pkgs, is it fulfill the requirement ?
> There're numbers of utils/tools is useful, some of them is more easy
> and better to categorise in Chinese, for example, some Chinese
> dictionary, of course, they're somewhat related to textproc. Why
> can't categories in 'chinese textproc'.. :-)
> AFAIK, there're few ppls in HK uses NetBSD, most of them uses for
> only server or just for fun, because they need Chinese, however,
> they can't found any Chinese specified software from the pkg system.
> That's why, I like NetBSD, and NetBSD have i18n supported, as I am
> a Chinese, I think I can also contribute to this area for NetBSD.

I think Johnny Lam's suggestion of a locale-specific category, with
individual packages denoted by a prefix realting to the locale, is
a good idea. It is more general, and more scalable than simply having
individual categories.