[PATCH v4] i18n: deprecate intltool and use only gettext 0.19.8

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at aleksander.es
Wed Sep 6 19:14:27 UTC 2017

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:04 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2017-09-03 at 22:23 +0200, Aleksander Morgado wrote:
>> Instead of mixing both intltool and gettext, which not always work
>> correctly together, this patch obsoletes intltool and uses only
>> gettext, which includes support for translating XML files with ITS
>> rules.
>> See migration steps for GNOME projects here:
>>   https://wiki.gnome.org/MigratingFromIntltoolToGettext
> LGTM; I was a bit concerned about the gettext version bump, but 0.19.8
> was released in early June 2016 so I think that's OK.  Seems like most
> recent distros have updated to it.
> Though I don't think Ubunbu 16.04 has it?  Do we require 0.19.8 or will
> 0.19.7 be OK (which Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 does have...)?

0.19.8 is required for the ITS based translations of the policy XML files, yes.

Given that we're targeting this change only for git master (future
1.8) I really don't think Ubuntu 16.04 should be a concern; they're
using 1.4.12 there, not even a 1.6.x stable release.


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