Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext
On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 12:53:30PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Denis Barbier wrote:
> > Agree, but some developers have a stronger opinion, and do not merge
> > templates.ll files at build time in order not to waste autobuilders
> > CPU time, or for other similar very good reasons.
> I suspect any such concerns are absolutly bogus. See James Troup's
> comments on autobuilder time in the thread on not building with -g to
> supposedly save autobuilder time.
Even if their arguments were valid, how do they proceed? They receive
a translated templates file, merge it into master templates file and
remove templates.ll. But there is no need to remove these files, they
could put master and localized files in a debian/debconf/ directory,
and generate debian/templates. This way debian/templates is not
generated at build time without penalty for translators.