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Bug 343885 - Phase out glib-gettext
Phase out glib-gettext
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 622991
Product: glib
Classification: Platform
Component: general
Other All
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Assigned To: gtkdev
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-05 09:25 UTC by Stepan Kasal
Modified: 2014-06-04 17:39 UTC
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Description Stepan Kasal 2006-06-05 09:25:41 UTC
I believe that glib-gettext should be phased out and Gnome should start using GNU gettext.

In ancient times, GNU gettext was enhanced for the needs of Gnome, and glib-gettext was born.  But nowadays, it's the other way round, GNU gettext not only catched up, it is more advanced.  One example: gnumeric uses two po domains; ugly hacks are needed to make it work with glib-gettext, while GNU gettext supports it for some time.

Last time I tried to use AM_GNU_GETTEXT in Gnome, I stumbled over some problems with Intltool, see bug #312217.  But the issue was fixed in Intltool 0.35.0.

I believe that if anyone has time, the transition to GNU gettext is doable now.

And I believe that the Glib package should encourage it by a message, or perhaps AM_GLIB_GETTEXT could become a thin wrapper around GNU gettext.
Comment 1 Javier Jardón (IRC: jjardon) 2010-05-20 21:03:03 UTC
Hello Stepan, maybe you cloud provide a patch for this?
Comment 2 Javier Jardón (IRC: jjardon) 2014-06-04 17:39:51 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 622991 ***