Ade Lovett ade at
Mon Mar 28 08:50:54 PST 2005

Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> gettext is at 0.14.3, we still have 0.14.1. Are there good reasons for
> lagging, or is it just that noone stepped forward and made the upgrade.
> I do realize it requires a great deal of testing... :)

Y'all just answered yourself :)  Something to look to as soon as
5.4-RELEASE is out the door -- changing stuff required by half the ports
tree a week or so before a freeze is insanely dangerous..

> Also, I got no response on the thought of splitting the gettext port
> into -runtime and -tools, as suggested by the gettext folks, so
> apparently noone considered it for the freebsd port. Is it a good idea,
> or would it just be a nuisance? Thoughts, anyone?

It's an absolute royal pain in the arse.  On those systems where it is
split into seperate items, I simply find myself adding them both in.
The saving of a little bit of space, for the major upheaval in
dependencies elsewhere in the tree, is simply not worth the pain.


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