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tasksel (1.33) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Denis Barbier
- Update tasks/po/fr.po and po/fr.po
-- Joey Hess <> Wed, 17 Sep 2003 07:53:09 +0200
tasksel (1.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Denis Barbier
- Remove a trailing space in tasks/{c-dev,chinese-t,python-dev}
and update tasks/po/{de,no}.po
- Add tasks/po/fr.po. Closes: #204554
- Fix a typo in news-server. Closes: #204145
- Patched data.c to split multi-paragraph descriptions into
separate gettext calls. Closes: #203829
* Joey Hess
- Remove* from German task, no such packages
any more, and I cannot find a replacement.
- Add a Norwegian language task from Petter Reinholdtsen. Closes: #205360
- Provisionally switched print server task to CUPS. We're not sure
which is the better choice, and continue to solicit comments on this
change. Closes: #205358
- Use apt-cache dumpavail via popen, instead of reading the often
outdated available file. Closes: #114721, #192306, #211072
- Doc updates for above change.
-- Denis Barbier <> Sun, 14 Sep 2003 00:15:52 +0200
tasksel (1.31) unstable; urgency=low
* Add longrun to increasingly bloated laptop task.
* Matthias Urlichs is taking care of the python task; added
* Petter Reinholdtsen
- Updated po/nn.po and po/no.po.
- Added README.translators document the two translation directories.
- Started on tasks/po/no.po
* Several translation updates: at least da es and nn were updated.
-- Joey Hess <> Tue, 16 Sep 2003 19:35:07 -0400
tasksel (1.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix translations of long descriptions. Unfortunaly, aj's dontmakemethink
thing made me think. :-P
* No need to translate the Task fields after all.
* Strip empty tags from debian-tasks.desc file.
-- Joey Hess <> Thu, 31 Jul 2003 22:11:19 -0400
tasksel (1.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch from Denis Barbier adds infrastructure for translated task names
and descriptions. This info is stored in the debian-tasks domain, for use
by any program that needs it.
* Modified data.c to set the domain to match the task file it is reading,
and use gettext on translatable strings. Closes: #157848
* Included a slighlty outdated tasks/po/de.po.
* laptop: to support specific laptop HW, add tcp, mwavem, tpctl,
thinkpad-base, i8kutils, and sjog. vaiostat is left commented until
more than a source package is available. Closes: #201398
* dialup: Remove anacron. Closes: #202882
* Patch from Denis Barbier to fix encoding problems in it.po, ja.po.
This also adds an updatepo target. Closes: #203398
* Split broadband task out of dialup. Closes: #201764
* Moved broadband, dialup, and laptop into hardware.
* Moved science to misc.
* Change task sorting for display: Sort first on a new Relevance field,
then by short description (not name).
* Add bluez-utils to laptop task. Closes: #202881
-- Joey Hess <> Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:38:07 -0400
tasksel (1.27) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove gnome from desktop Key since neither the metapackage nor all of
its deps has gone into testing yet, and some deps are not even available
on some architectures. Closes: #202965
* Stop #including the deps of packages in Key, since it's pointless and
only makes it more fragile. #including in Packages is still ok.
* Don't fail to build on missing key packages, since there might not be an
apt cache to look at on some buildd's, or it might not include contrib.
* The gnome-office metapackage vanished. The desktop task already includes
koffice. OOo is still mired in contrib. Took the best of a bad lot and
put OOo in as the only office software in the office task.
* Commented out mozilla-locale-es as the package is currently broken.
* Rene Engelhard
- Make all the language tasks pull in OOo and kde langage packages
- Replace toshutils with toshset which does not need X or a kernel
-- Joey Hess <> Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:41:21 -0400
tasksel (1.26) unstable; urgency=low
* Petter Reinholdtsen
- Completed no.po.
* Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino
- Added missing useful packages to the spanish task
* Joey Hess
- Updated copyright date range.
- Make unselected buttons be the same color as the window itself.
Matches look of new, fixed whiptail, and Closes: #122212
- Note in README that the way to get a task added is a bug report against
this package. Closes: #144533
- Removed broken python-bobo from python task. Closes: #180925
- The python task is retargeted at providing a subset of the more useful
python tools, instead of everything. Semi-randomly removed some stuff.
Someone who uses python might want to take over maintainership of this
- Capitalised first letter of every task, in an effort to look
"professional". Closes: #183109
- Removed the fortran task, not sufficiently used.
- Added mutt and spamassassin to mail server task.
- Fixed menu entry to give full path to su-to-root as it is in sbin for
some reason. Closes: #188367
- Replace gnome-gnomines with gnome-games in games task, package rename.
Closes: #190874
- Replace xtris with the currently popular tetrinet in games task.
- Make "available file" message recommend running dselect update.
Closes: #153016, #183690
- Replace netenv (with its nasty boot-time prompt) with guessnet (with
its slick new ifupdown integration) in laptop task.
- Add hdparm to laptop task, since many laptop users will want to use it
to speed up (or turn off!) their disks. Closes: #87450
- Add menu to office task.
- Added a java task. Closes: #108061
- Removed inlined Spanish translation of spanish task. However we should
add translations, it's not like that!
- Added a Thai task. Closes: #122663. Needs review since the bug's package
list was 2 years old.
- Cleaned up bad wording in most of the descriptions of the
language-specific tasks.
- Added sudo to unix-server.
- Added kernel-compile task for custom kernel building. Closes: #184428
- Blessed the idea of putting Maintainer fields in individual task files.
- Removed nonexistant packages from tasks: netscape-zh-resource-477,
dialdcost, hanterm, tktabble-dev
- Put cxterm-ks in korean task to replace hanterm. I hope that's right.
- Rename mozilla-locale-es to mozilla-locale-es-es.
- For chinese-t, use doc-linux-zh-text, which provides traditional
chinese. doc-linux-zh-t went away.
- and use apt-cache dumpavail instead of
dselect available file, for more up-to-date information.
- Shortended the description of c-dev.
- Renamed Essential field to Key, to prevent confusion.
- Implemented dropping of tasks that are missing key packages.
- Enhanced with support for listing key packages.
- too.
- Key packages do not need to be listed under Packages too.
- Updated tcl/tk to 8.4.
- Removed localces from language tasks; language-env depends on it.
- Changed around what is Key and what is not, more changes than I can
record here.
- Don't expand lsb package's deps, we want the whole thing or nothing.
- Added, which will generate an override file from a
directory of task files.
- Remove user-de and user-es, language-env superscedes.
- Back to just gimp for desktop task.
- If a task is not in the task desc files, but is in the available file
as a Task: line, do not display it.
-- Joey Hess <> Fri, 25 Jul 2003 20:27:46 -0400
tasksel (1.25) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a LSB task.
-- Joey Hess <> Sun, 16 Mar 2003 23:07:53 -0800
tasksel (1.24) unstable; urgency=low
* Add mozilla-locale-da to danish task and removed openoffice stuff.
* Fixed man page formatting.
-- Joey Hess <> Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:39:18 -0500
tasksel (1.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Added to games task:
- vecteroids (asteroids clone)
- frozen-bubble
* Rebuilt against current gnome and kde metapackages.
-- Joey Hess <> Sat, 8 Feb 2003 12:29:07 -0500
tasksel (1.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Switched from emacs20 to emacs21. Closes: #152018
* Added Danish language task by Claus Hindsgaul <>.
* Fixed OOo name. Closes: #158936
* Patch from Jeff Licquia <> to make tasksel use all
*.desc files in /usr/share/tasksel, to allow third parties to drop in
their own additional tasks.
* This build, at least, will not contain CVS dirs in the source package
(because I build with DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=CVS set, and pass -ICVS to
dpkg-buildpackage. Closes: #148759
* Added wireless-tools to the laptop task as laptops increasingly use
wireless cards. I think adding wavemon too is a bit too much.
Closes: #168948
* Make the tasksel menu entry work as non-root. Closes: #144340
-- Joey Hess <> Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:44:43 -0500
tasksel (1.21) unstable; urgency=low
* This is aimed at sid, not woody.
* #include gnome metapackage in desktop task, no need to track gnome
* Added an "office" task, which will include openoffice when it is in
debian, and currently includes the stuff in gnome-office. IIRC we three
talked about such a package for woody, but there did not seem to be enough
to put in it; there certianly is now.
-- Joey Hess <> Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:59:22 -0400
tasksel (1.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Essential: fields to all task files. The idea is to skip display of
a task if all of its essential packages are not available, which will make
it easier to make CD's that include some package that happens to be in a
task, without having to drag in that whole task or get the confusing
situation of having tasksel display the task, but install only one
ancillary package from it.
* Changed python task to use python instead of non-existant python-base.
This task still needs a lot of work.
* Updated Danish translation da.po by Claus Hindsgaul <>
* Updated to use debhelper v4 and misc:Depends; removed outdated copyright
info from debian/rules.
-- Joey Hess <> Mon, 18 Mar 2002 01:36:16 -0500
tasksel (1.19) unstable; urgency=low
* (re-)added french translations. Closes: #136758
* Renamed Norwegian translations; added nn.po
Closes: #134075
-- Randolph Chung <> Mon, 4 Mar 2002 08:54:30 -0800
tasksel (1.18) unstable; urgency=medium
* Should fix issues with failing on autobuilders that
either have no available file, or don't have kde in the availabe file
(woody systems).
-- Joey Hess <> Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:46:02 -0500
tasksel (1.17) unstable; urgency=medium
* Removed junkbuster from dialup; probably not going to ship with woody, if
it manages to somehow it is really in too bad shape to expose newbies to
it. Closes: #131295
* (Slipstream release foiled by the NI system. :-)
-- Joey Hess <> Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:30:42 -0500
tasksel (1.16) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added, and let the desktop task use it to explode the
kde metapackage, so its entire dep list is put in the task, and if it does
not ship with woody, we still will get kde. Closes: #135797
* The same include mechanism should probably be used for the other
metapackages, like the junior stuff (and X?). But not right now.
-- Joey Hess <> Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:17:36 -0500
tasksel (1.15) unstable; urgency=low
* Include sawfish-gnome in desktop task so gnome will have a WM.
Closes: #116609, #129999
* Make the basic-desktop task incude all of x-window-system (so it gets a
WM and xterm and so on), while the desktop task uses just
x-window-system-core (because it already has a WM and so on from
gnome and kde). Closes: #129217
* Removed pydb from python task, because Colin Watson said to.
Closes: #129520
* it.po translation added, da.po added (Closes: #122668), ja.po updated,
pt_BR updated (Closes: #122965)
-- Joey Hess <> Sun, 27 Jan 2002 14:55:51 -0500
tasksel (1.13) unstable; urgency=low
* python-dev addition. Closes: #72972
* Marcin Owsiany: updated pl.po
* Jordi Mallach: added Catalan translation.
* Galician translation from Jacobo Tarrio <>.
-- Randolph Chung <> Thu, 22 Nov 2001 04:36:14 -0800
tasksel (1.12) unstable; urgency=low
* The i18n release. :-)
* Danish translation from Morten Brix Pedersen <>.
* Norwegian (bokm�l) translation from Petter Reinholdtsen
<>. Closes: #120328
* Brazilian translation from Andre Luis Lopes
* i18n fixes from Tommi Vainikainen <>
Closes: #100343
* Traditional chinese translation from
Anthony Wong <>. Closes: #75284
* French translation from Nicolas SABOURET
<>. Closes: #105988
* Improve manpage. Closes: #108392
-- Randolph Chung <> Wed, 21 Nov 2001 00:40:00 -0800
tasksel (1.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Cyrillic task.
-- Joey Hess <> Sun, 30 Sep 2001 15:33:00 -0400
tasksel (1.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Marcin Owsiany: updated Polish translation.
-- Marcin Owsiany <> Sun, 7 Oct 2001 16:34:15 +0200
tasksel (1.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Add build-depends on gettext (Closes: #110918)
* remove swig and saml from python-dev (Closes: #111683)
* desktop task uses gimp1.2 rather than gimp (Closes: #111655)
-- David Kimdon <> Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:23:45 +0000
tasksel (1.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Add build-depends. Closes: #105475
* Code fixes. Closes: #103974
* task changes. Closes: #107830
* add su-to-root to menu entry. Closes: #71993
-- Randolph Chung <> Thu, 30 Aug 2001 21:24:23 -0700
tasksel (1.7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use new X meta packages. Closes: #103773 (RC base bug)
-- Joey Hess <> Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:44:45 -0400
tasksel (1.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Various task cleanups. Dealt with missing and renamed packages, etc.
* Added new Debian Jr. metapackages.
* Added French task.
* Merged C and C++ tasks, removed Objective C task.
-- Joey Hess <> Wed, 18 Jul 2001 19:22:13 -0400
tasksel (1.5) unstable; urgency=high
* tasksel changes by Anthony Towns
- data.c: Made tasksel process fields after the long description. This was
stopping tasksel for handling the new Packages files that actually
include Task: headers, so it's kinda useful. :)
- tasksel.c: When no tasks are present, print a trailing newline.
-- Anthony Towns <> Mon, 2 Jul 2001 13:38:27 +1000
tasksel (1.4) unstable; urgency=high
* Modifications to existing tasks by Joey Hess
- added language-env to all language tasks that it supports
- added netatalk to file-server and print-server
- renamed modem to dialup, and added stuff for isdn and pppoe to it.
Also removed a few things like lynx from the task.
- added aviword to desktop, so there is a basic word processor in there
- added gimp to desktop too, it's too handy not to be there
- added lyx to tex
* New tasks by Joey Hess:
- web-server -- currently includes only the bare basics, suggestions
- unix-server -- a conventional unix server, fully loaded with most of
the standard unix daemons and userland for console users.
* Adam Di Carlo:
- stop shipping upstream ChangeLog
- number this like a Debian package
- set urgency to high to cram this into woody for base freeze
- update our description
-- Adam Di Carlo <> Mon, 28 May 2001 21:03:47 -0400
tasksel (1.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Modifications to existing tasks:
- Replaced talk of "this [meta]package" with "this task", and like
- In l10n tasks, s/-speaking// for consistency.
- Make all l10n tasks include locales. It's in base, so this is of
dubious utility, but some had it and some not.
- Changed short descriptions of basic-desktop and desktop in an attempt
to clarify how they're different.
- Added some comments here and there for unresolved issues.
- Largely rewrote Debian Jr. descriptions.
- Added menu to desktop task.
- Rejiggered mail-server, to be a general purpose mail server, not just
- Moved samba-server to file-server, and made that include nfs stuff
- Added a print-server task, that also includes samba, along with other
- Killed debian-dev(el) task, since it does not meet our task criteria
-- nowhere near 10% of debian users are debian developers (we hope!),
and probably not enough regular users will use this package to make
up the difference. This is my own package, so I'm willing to be
persuaded otherwise, though..
- Removed misc window managers from the desktop task. It is unnecessary
to list them there, since anXious will let the user choose.
- Killed the demo tasks.
- Went for consistent capitalization of the short descriptions. Just
capitalize proper names. I'm not sure if I like this effect, we may
want to capitalize the first word of each description too.
- Sundry other changes of little note.
* Replaced several occurrances of "task packages" with "tasks" elsewhere
in tasksel.
* Added -a switch, to show all tasks, even empties. Mostly useful before
we get tasks into the Packages files, for a global overview of how the
system will eventually look.
* Added lint check to -- it will warn at build time
about tasks that list unavailable packages. This caught several
references to virtual packages, etc already, that need to be fixed..
* VERSION in Makefile automatically tracks this changelog.
-- Joey Hess <> Tue, 22 May 2001 22:36:00 -0400
tasksel (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Joey Hess:
- Added support for task description files.
- Read in /usr/share/tasksel/debian-tasks.desc as a task description
- Added, a program to generate a task description file from
a set of task descriptions.
- Got rid of all the name prettification code since it is no longer used
- Killed filterdescription, the task packages in woody actually don't
have that problem anymore.
- Don't move cursor to the right after a task is selected.
- Removed unused from source package (keep pod).
- Fixed an obscure bug if a task package happened to be the last thing in
the available file.
- Enable debug mode by default, but turn it off when building from the
rules file.
* Anthony Towns:
- Fix memory allocation bug when do a fake task- package
- Port most of the interesting tasks to the tasks file.
- Fix to cope with +'s in a task name (c++-dev)
-- Joey Hess <> Thu, 17 May 2001 14:47:06 -0400
tasksel (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Use "Section:" fields to break tasks into different sections. Have a
hardcoded list of default sections, with a defined order; remaining
sections get added to the end, in alphabetical order. Sections that
don't match "tasks-*" are ignored.
* "tasksel install foo bar baz" as a replacement for "apt-get install
task-foo task-bar task-baz"
* Increase the size of the "apt-get install" command line buffer.
-- Anthony Towns <> Tue, 15 May 2001 15:02:01 +1000
tasksel (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Support "Task:" headers to include a package in a task.
Syntax is:
Package: foo
Task: bar, baz, quux
Note that tasks still require a task-* package in order to have a
description. Frontends could conceivably treat a task-foo package
being installed as meaning "automatically install new packages with
a Task: foo field, but don't worry about old packages that weren't
installed", similar to dselect's Standard handling, I think.
Patch thanks to Anthony Towns <>
-- Randolph Chung <> Mon, 23 Apr 2001 23:34:57 -0700
tasksel (1.0-10) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Release manager: needed for potato boot-floppies
* More translations
-- Randolph Chung <> Thu, 22 Jun 2000 18:10:37 -0700
tasksel (1.0-9) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Release manager: needed for potato boot-floppies
* I18n fixes. tasksel is finally correctly I18n-ized
* Lots of translations. My thanks to all the translators
-- Randolph Chung <> Sun, 7 May 2000 13:26:39 -0700
tasksel (1.0-8) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Changed the Quit button into a Finished button - karlheg.
* catch SIGINT and exit gracefully
-- Randolph Chung <> Fri, 21 Apr 2000 17:49:59 -0700
tasksel (1.0-7) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Adds -r, -i and -s switches for installing required, important and
standard priority packages
* Adds -n option for non-interactive runs (for use with -r or -i)
* Make data.c read priority settings; made packages_enumerate
-- Randolph Chung <> Sun, 6 Feb 2000 15:08:43 -0700
tasksel (1.0-6) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed some really stupid bugs
* removed cvs build target from debian/rules (closes: #55621) [RC]
* fixed -q option to properly queue package installs
-- Randolph Chung <> Wed, 19 Jan 2000 21:19:11 -0700
tasksel (1.0-5) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Adds option to queue installs instead of running them immediately (-q)
* Fixed a segfault that occurs when no task packages are found on the system
-- Randolph Chung <> Sun, 16 Jan 2000 00:27:30 -0700
tasksel (1.0-4) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* More changes from Joey Hess; adds buttons to clear up main screen;
more consistency changes
* Adds scroll support to dialogs and main menu
-- Randolph Chung <> Sat, 15 Jan 2000 14:33:56 -0700
tasksel (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Lots of changes from Joey Hess: (re bug#54250)
- Uses [ ] instead of ( ) for consistency with dbootstrap
- Changed highlighting, buttons and prompting behavior
- left justify screen title
- cosmetic changes to list display
* tasksel now has its own cvs respository
-- Randolph Chung <> Sun, 9 Jan 2000 22:58:22 -0700
tasksel (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Alpha sorts package names (closes: #52960)
* Make color scheme more consistent with dbootstrap (closes: #52898)
-- Randolph Chung <> Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:32:52 -0700
tasksel (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.
-- Randolph Chung <> Wed, 8 Dec 1999 21:49:42 -0700