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[bug-mailutils] Re: Mailutils 0.6.94 released

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-mailutils] Re: Mailutils 0.6.94 released
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:06:02 +0200
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"Sergey Poznyakoff" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I have released Mailutils version 0.6.94. It is available from
> ftp://alpha.gnu.org/mailutils and
> ftp://download.gnu.org.ua/pub/alpha/mailutils. Please test it!
> Regarding the coming stable release, here's a couple of questions I
> would like you to consider:
> 1. Do we need intl subdirectory? Mailutils is a GNU project, so in the
> majority of cases the target platform will have gettext installed. If it
> does not, then the user most probably does not need i18n at all. At any
> rate it is his responsibility to install gettet if he needs it. So I
> propose to switch to AM_GNU_GETTEXT([external], [need-ngettext])  in the
> configure.ac.

I think this is a good idea.  I've had problems with intl/ directories
with libraries on some platforms, and Bruno recommended to use
[external] and ask users to install gettext if they care about i18n.
I've followed that route and haven't looked back.


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