Debian JP (Japanese) Packages for Debian 2.0 (Hamm-JP) released!

August 28th, 1998

The Debian JP Project has officially released Debian JP Packages for Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 Hamm-JP for the i386 and FM-TOWNS architectures.

It can be obtained from:

For further site information please visit

What is Hamm-JP?

Hamm-JP is a set of add-on packages for Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 Hamm. It completely conforms to the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG), which guarantee Hamm-JP to be 100% free software.

Hamm-JP is comprised of over 210 precompiled binary packages, including:

Also it contains a lot of free software from Japan such as

You can easily enhance your Debian system by installing Hamm-JP!

Although at this time Hamm-JP is released as an independent add-on, in the future all of Debian JP products will be contributed to Debian GNU/Linux itself. Some packages have already become part of the standard Debian distribution.

Hamm-JP is primarily compiled for Japanese Debian users, but most packages are very useful for non-Japanese speakers as well.

Debian documentation written in or translated into Japanese is also available on the Debian JP web site

About Debian-JP

The Debian JP project consists of Debian users and developers in Japan whose goals include

About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the Linux based operating system. It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with Unix-type systems. It is used by individuals and organizations worldwide.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the Debian projects, please visit the Debian web sites.

 Debian JP Project
 Debian Project

For more information regarding the Debian JP release, please contact

 Debian JP Project Leader
     Yoshiaki Yanagihara <>

For further information regarding Debian, please send email to or visit the Debian homepage at


Thanks to Keita Maehara <> for this announcement.

Translations were done by:

Debian would like to thank all of the people who made the release of Hamm-JP possible, and all others affiliated with the Debian JP project for their work.