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Re: nls support

Le 2019-10-25 14:59, Joerg Sonnenberger a écrit :
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


I agree that the size is not a relevant argument. I prefer the argument of consistency.

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