Re: .po vs .strings, was: Re: commit: fixes 5673 and dupe 5737

From: Jordi Mas (
Date: Sun Dec 21 2003 - 17:00:20 EST

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    En/na Marc Maurer ha escrit:

    > Just wondering, shouldn't this be changed in the .po files as well?

    The po files are generated from the string files. They are used to help people
    to use well-known translation tools like Kbabel.

    > Or even better, why don't we ONLY use the .po files, and only generate
    > .strings files when doing, say, "make install" or the win32/qnx/macosx
    > variant.

    I think that the current approach is acceptable. Currently we already use the
    XML parser for lots of things, using gettext will add an extra dependency and
    will make us to get a bit bigger also.

    BTW, 2.0.2 for win32 is 6Mb already.



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