Re: cvs commit: ports/net-im/pidgin Makefile pkg-plist

From: Philip M. Gollucci <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 01:56:59 +0000
On 05/24/10 01:45, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 06:35:21PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>> Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that people who need it have the
>> opportunity to see things in their native languages, and I'd never want
>> to take that away. But for those of us who don't, smaller libs/binaries
>> + less dependencies are good things. I hope you'll reconsider.
> I also prefer to see LC_MESSAGES in English, but that does not mean I am
> forced to disable NLS whenever possible.  It is just a matter of setting
> an environment variable.
> Given that gettext is so widely used it is mostly guaranteed that it
> will be installed on a system with more than a dozen of ports, size/deps
> savings are probably marginal anyways.
People always go both ways on this.  Simplicity in ports is good.
Configurability is good.  I have several hundred systems without gettext 
installed with 50-250 ports each installed.  No X though.

Lets see how much fun we all have when gettext 0.18 drops which just had 
a -exp run.

To me the big win is I'll be watching and 'laughing' at all the 
portupgrade -Arr or portmaster -a.

The real issue is fixing the dep chains which will make people dislike 
gettext less.

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