Paul Lemmons paul at
Mon Apr 6 03:57:17 UTC 2009

Paul Lemmons wrote:
> marc wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm considering forking a package. The thing is written in C, 
>> however, which would be fine, imo, if it were a driver, embedded, or 
>> some low level function (or it was the early 80's), so I'd prefer to 
>> refactor it in something a little less esoteric/tortuous.
>> Does anyone know the language limitations of Kubuntu packages?
>> In fact, if someone knows a good reference for, "So, you want to 
>> write a .deb?" then I'd appreciate the pointers. Thanks.
> The terminology "forking a package" is to take an existing package and 
> use it as a base for taking it in a different direction that the 
> original authors.

As I read my own post, this statement is probably an over statement. 
Authors can fork their own code for a myriad of reasons. Regardless, 
forking is not rewriting to suit a language preference.

And Kubuntu does not have "language limitations". Only programmers do.
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