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[patch] update directory entry for gnulib

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [patch] update directory entry for gnulib
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 14:57:36 +0200
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Hello dear directory maintainers,

Here is an update of the directory entry regarding the gnulib package.

diff -u -r1.5 gnulib.txt
--- gnulib.txt  8 Oct 2004 19:04:58 -0000       1.5
+++ gnulib.txt  13 May 2007 12:47:22 -0000
@@ -19,19 +19,18 @@
 %%short-description: GNU portability library
-%%full-description: The 'gnulib' project, still in the planning stage,
-will be a collection of various files that GNU projects can use to
-achieve cross platform portability. Its components are intended to be
-shared at the source level, rather than being a library that gets
-installed and linked against; the idea is to copy files from 'gnulib'
-into your own source tree.
-<P>The projct was conceived when we realized that many users and
-developers were introduced to GNU software through the systems that
-they were already using, but that there was no central place for all
-of the special GNU versions to exist. The 'gnulib' project will be
-that central repository. If you would like to contribute to the
-project, please contact any of the maintainers listed below.
+Gnulib is intended to be the canonical source for most of the important
+"portability" and/or common files for GNU projects.  These are files
+intended to be shared at the source level; Gnulib is not a library meant
+to be installed and linked against.  Unlike most projects, Gnulib does
+not normally generate a source tarball distribution; instead, developers
+should just grab modules directly from the repository.
+<p>While portability across operating systems is not one of GNU's primary
+goals, it has helped introduce many people to the GNU system, and is
+worthwhile when it can be achieved at a low cost.  This collection helps
+lower that cost.
 %%category: progmisc
@@ -49,9 +48,9 @@
 %%touched: 2004-07-13
-%%updated: 2004-07-23
+%%updated: 2007-05-13
-%%keywords: portability, cross-platform, source code
+%%keywords: portability, cross-platform, source code, posix
 %%interface: Library
@@ -90,9 +89,9 @@
+%%source-language: C
+%%supported-languages: C, C++

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