GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 343885
Phase out glib-gettext
Last modified: 2014-06-04 17:39:51 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.
Hello Stepan, maybe you cloud provide a patch for this?
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 ***