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Re: xgettext with UI files support


From: Ryo ONODERA <>, Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:34:02 +0900 (JST)

> Hi,
> From: Jonathan Perkin <>, Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:08:24 +0100
>> * On 2015-06-15 at 16:00 BST, Ryo ONODERA wrote:
>>> My commit to x11/gtk3 was wrong.
>>> How about the following patches?
>>> If REQUIRE_XGETTEXT_WITH_UI_FILES_SUPPORT=yes, xgettext>=0.18.3 from
>>> devel/gettext-tools is used.
>> I really don't like that variable name, it's way too long.
>> I'd also prefer to see a more general way of requiring specific
>> versions of USE_TOOLS (e.g. USE_TOOLS+= xgettext>=0.18.3 or something)
>> rather than adding special cases like this all over the place,
>> especially during a freeze.
>> Can we go with a simpler, non-infrastructure fix for now and discuss a
>> general purpose solution post-freeze?
> Thanks for your comment.
> I will never commit this during freeze.
> The long variable name is the result of my poor English.
> USE_TOOLS+=xgettext>=0.18.3 is best, but it is hard to implement for me.
> XGETTEXT_REQD=0.18.3 is the best method for me.
> How about XGETTEXT_REQD?

XGETTEXT_RED is too specific. GETTEXT_REQD is more general.

I will create patches for GETTEXT_REQD.

Any other opinion or suggestion?

Thank you.

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