Subject: Re: libintl (gettext)
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2004 17:49:03
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> 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
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.