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Re: Using gettext for JDBC translations

From: Barry Lind <blind(at)xythos(dot)com>
To: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org, db(at)zigo(dot)dhs(dot)org
Subject: Re: Using gettext for JDBC translations
Date: 2004-01-26 14:24:58
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Kris Jurka wrote:
> a) Should we use gettext?

I don't yet have an opinion on this.

> b) What should the requirements be for developers, translators, and
> average users who want to compile the driver be?

developers:  shouldn't require extra tools

translators: need to install whatever it takes

average users (who build from source):  shoultn't require extra tools

average users (who use prebuilt binaries): not an issue

One category that I think is important but not in your list is those who 
provide various distributions (i.e. the rpms, etc).  I don't have a good 
feeling if these are built from source or use the prebuilt binaries (I 
suspect some of both).  We shouldn't require them to install a bunch of 
extra stuff in order to build from source as that would discourage them 
from including the jdbc driver at all.  We already require them to have 
ant and a jdk which already may be too much for a non-java aware 
distribution maintainer to track down and install.

So I guess I am leaning towards having the .class files in CVS and then 
only the translators and those who really need to see the results of 
translation changes need to do anything extra.


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