[SM-Discuss] Gettext . . .
Jeremy A. Kolb
jkolb at brandeis.edu
Fri Aug 27 12:27:21 EDT 2004
What exactly does gettext do? I've seen it on every linux box that I've
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Jason Flatt wrote:
> As an excercise for my own personal amusement and system requirement, I have
> been working on trying to make gettext an optional dependency in the
> grimoires, but I have reached a stopping point for me. I was able to modify
> several spells and get the packages to compile and work (AFAICT) correctly
> w/o gettext. My stopping points are at glib2 and orbit and pretty much
> anything depending them.
> I do currently have a fairly functional system w/xorg and several window
> managers (including AfterStep and WindowMaker) installed and running. It
> seems, however, that any GTK+ or GTK+2 based app (anything GNOME or
> Enlightenment, for example) will need to have gettext installed. For anyone
> who has a CLI only system or a minimal windowing system and who is not
> interested in having gettext on their system, it is possible. Also, our
> basesystem does not /need/ gettext.
> I haven't ventured into the Qt/KDE area to see how possible it would be to
> have a gettext free system
> My question at this point is, is this anything anyone is interested in? I
> know we frequenlty quote the "Coice is good" creedo, but if no one is really
> interested in this particular choice, then I won't bother with submitting
> updated spells, nor continuing to see if there is anything else that may
> optionally depend on gettext.
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