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[debian-devel:09682] Please let me use your new license for vim 3.0
- From: Taketoshi Sano <xlj06203@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [debian-devel:09682] Please let me use your new license for vim 3.0
- Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 20:03:49 +0900
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Hi, I am a member of Debian Project, and also a member of
Debian JP Project (users & developers for Debian in Japan)
I recently wish to register the package to Debian
which is based on vim-3.0 and Japanese patch for it.
This patch enables the input Japanese text on 'kon', kanji console
on Linux using canna-server directly (without "onew" librar).
"canna-server" is an translation server (Kanji Input Front End Processor,
FEP in short) for alphabet (roma-ji) -> Japanese (Hiragana,Katakana,Kanji).
# Japanese patch for vim-3.0 can be downloaded from
# and I downloaded your original vim-3.0 from
But the Debian package maintainer of vim-5.3 pointed out that
the original license of vim 3.0 is not fully compliant to DFSG
(Debian Free Software Guidelines). and the new license for vim-5.3
is full compliant (Thanks).
I wish to register my 'jvim' package into main distribution of Debian,
so, would you please apply the new license to vim-3.0 as well as vim-5.3 ?
Japanese patch is currently provided only for 3.0, and patch for 5.1
is now under development. I wish to add 'jvim' package into Debian's
coming 'potato' release, so please let me use the new license for vim-3.0.
I myself is not the author of that Japanese patch, so I have not understand
the patch in detail yet. but the Debian package maintainer of vim told me
that you and the people in vim-dev are very helpful, so I think about doing
the effort to merge the Japanese support into original vim-5.4 (or 5.5 ?).
Another member in Debian JP project, who just now prepares the new server
for vim-jp ML, will do the effort to merge jvim into vim, I think.
vim-jp ML is the working place where the Japanese patch of vim will be
developped. The current maintainer of Japanese patch is Ken-ichi Tsuchida,
Oh, I check now <http://www.vim.org/dist.html#japanese>. You have already
known the existence of jvim patch.
The note on <http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003457/vim/vim3/vim.html>
JVim-3.0-1.5b added following features on vim-3.0
1. support for Japanese (SJIS/JIS/EUC/Unicode)
2. add Kei-sen mode # I don't know this exactly.
3. add IME (Input Method E...) control # I don't know what E means
4. support for WIndows GUI # I don't know these exactly, excuse me.
- add scroll bar
- add range specification with mouse
- add pop-up menu
- add cursor movement using mouse
- add clipboard interface
- enable the change of size and colors of fonts
- support Drag & Drop
- support Clickable URL
- support "-nw" option, which enables the console mode startup
as same as previous version
- support for BDF font
- add the multi-GUI definition feature
5. support for BSD on Windows (BOW)
6. support the Japanese Input System canna/Onew on UNIX
7. add kin-soku feature (enhancement on text formatting)
8. enable to edit the archived (LHA/tar/gzip/compress) file
9. enable to edit via ftp
10. add a-i-ma-i (fuzzy) searching feature # I don't know what is this.
There is also the patch to support the SKK (another roma-ji -> Japanese
translation method) in <ftp://ftp.tohoku.ac.jp/pub/kanakan/jvim+skkfep/>
I check now <http://www.vim.org/deve.html#general>, and vim-5.4 already
support X: input method for multi-byte characters, Hangul (Korean) Input
Mode, and documentation. I will try whether I can input Japanese character
using vim-5.4 on X with skkinput (a kanji input method on X).
Taketoshi Sano: <email@example.com>