Subject: libintl (gettext)
To: None <,>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/24/2004 19:58:34
	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