Subject: Re: libintl (gettext)
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
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
> 	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.