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Re: nls support

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 09:02:13AM +0200, Frédéric Fauberteau wrote:
> I am personally in favour of adding a nls option to packages that provide
> localization file because it moves stuffs like LDFLAGS.FooOS+= -lintl or
> CONFIGURE_ENV+= gt_cv_func_gnugettextX_libintl=yes out of the Makefile and
> it makes it clearer. If every localized packages have a nls option, we could
> choose a policy: either (i) nls is in PKG_SUPPORTED_OPTIONS or nls (ii) is
> in PKG_SUGGESTED_OPTIONS. I prefer (i) for my servers and (ii) for my
> desktop, then I have no strong opinion on what should be a default policy.

I would strongly prefer to go the other way and remove NLS options
unless there are strong technical reasons or they pull in unreasonable
dependencies. In most cases, that is IMO not true and they just create
more maintainance cost. The size of the gettext cataloges is just not


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