Re: Maintainers, please check if you actually depend on intltool

Hi Milan,

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 at 22:38, Milan Crha via desktop-devel-list
<desktop-devel-list gnome org> wrote:

On Mon, 2018-12-03 at 18:15 +0000, Javier Jardón wrote:
As you probably know, for some years we have been trying to move to
upstream gettext [1]

I know intltool has some issues, the projects I work on faced some of
them, but it also provides very useful tools and makes life easier to
the developers, thus I rather do not understand the need of the move to
plain gettext.


If you want to discuss about the GnomeGoal, we can do it on another thread.
But this is going for several years and nobody has complained before (and
gettext has been improved to implement functionality only intltool
provided before)

open MR's to reflect the real dependencies of your module, that would
be great

I'm sorry, I never understood such requests, but it can be just me.
Consider simple "dependencies changed: dropped dependency on aaaa,
added dependency on bbbb" comment, which someone knowledgeable of the
internal things would use to make things right on the first shot, with
something like: "clone some repo, learn where things are stored, what
format is used, ideally also what implications some changes have, learn
how to test whether the change won't break anything obvious (like
compile it somehow locally at least), then open a pull request and add
it somehow in a fork of the project probably...". That's much more
complicated and discouraging for someone whom has no single idea of the
"target" project.

I know, you said "would be great", I understand it, but I also see an
increasing demand of creating pull requests while one suggests a one-
liner change easily achievable by the maintainer in a fraction of time
with compare of all the tasks a person not working with the project at
all would do. I'm not talking about real "code" changes here, there's a
difference when someone wants to suggest a change into the project on
his/her own, which he/she also wants to test in action.

Not sure it has been a misunderstanding here. I'm simply asking maintainers to
confirm if they actually depend on intltool. I can do it myself but
the list is quite long
and I though it would be easy to simply ask for help

if you don't have time / don't want create a MR a simply comment in
the issue [1]
would be more than welcome (sorry, maybe I should say that in the previous



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