Re: po-debconf patches and woody backportability (was: Re: [VAC] 25 july - 26 august)
On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 11:29:13AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> When building with po-debconf, a format 1 (no encoding specifications,
> woody-compatible) debian/templates file is generated in the clean target
> and shipped in the source package, but a format 2 (UTF8-encoded,
> woody-incompatible) debian/templates file is generated in binary-arch
> for the binary package only.
One minor correction, the difference between formats 1 and 2 is that
with the latter encoding is part of field name. IIRC original plan for
sarge was to use format 2 with legacy encodings (i.e. the same
encoding as with format 1), and let translators choose their preferred
encoding after sarge.