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Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:43:55 -0400
From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms AT netscape DOT net>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: RFD: gettext, iconv, packaging...
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Charles Wilson wrote:

>  So, I propose to
>   a) add a libiconv dependency (*)
>   b) add a libexpat dependency -- yes, 0.11.2 can use expat if it is 
> there.
> (*) Yes, I'll provide/maintain libiconv-1.8.0 -- but I would 
> appreciate if someone who has been whining about the lack of libiconv 
> would take over maintainership of my zip and unzip packages 
> (Gerrit??).  They are low maintainance, but I would like to reduce the 
> total number of packages I'm responsible for.  I still feel that, as a 
> non-multilingual, latin-alphabet user, I'm not the best person to 
> answer questions about using libiconv -- but as long as the package 
> passes its own built-in selftests...and heck, I've been "maintaining" 
> the gettext package for years.  So, consider this an "ITP: libiconv"

Sounds good to me.  I'm sorry if you feel like you have too many 
packages :-(.  Let me be one of the many to say thanks for your effort :-).

> Packaging:
>   Bruno included some "packaging hints" in the latest distro.  
> However, they don't really seem to address the issue of two-part 
> libintl shared libs, and having multiple versions coexist, or 3rd 
> party packages depending on specific versions of the shared lib... He 
> suggests:
>   gettext:
>     bin/gettext.exe
>     bin/ngettext.exe 

Is xgettext.exe included or has that been phased out?


It sounds reasonable to me...


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