Subject: Re: libintl (gettext)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2004 17:50:33
> > we have BSD-licensed gettext in libintl, but it can only handle message
> > catalog file version 0. recently most of the software packages use
> > more recent version of GNU gettext. also, recent gettext.m4 (autoconf
> > template) shipped with GNU gettext tries real hard to make sure the
> > gettext implemenetation is GNU origin.
> > so i'm wondering what is the best way:
> > 1 support catalog file version 1 by gettext in libintl.
> > well, it will need dedicated/motivated developers.
> > 2 leave it as is, libintl handles old catalog files, and
> > if newer catalog file needs to be handled install GNU gettext
> > from pkgsrc. hope someday (1) will happen.
> > 3 remove libintl, and always use gettext from pkgsrc
> > opinions?
> How difficult will (1) be? If it's not very difficult and info on catalog
> format 0 & 1 is publicaly available, I'm willing to spend my free time
> working on it.
may the source be with you. download recent GNU gettext and see for
yourself. when i checked i thought it's gonna be tough.