[oe] [RFC] locales

Paul Sokolovsky pmiscml at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 14:55:41 UTC 2007

Hello Sergey,

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 5:25:34 PM, you wrote:


>> select a language? E.g. in the case of Opie you want to have a
>> language for Opie, in the case for GPE you want to have gettext files
>> for the whole system and GPE. You don't want to install translations
>> where you don't have the package installed but when you install the
>> package you want to have the translations automatically installed.
>> I don't think this is in the scope of OE but in the scope of
>> distributions working together with the environment (GPE, Opie) to
>> find a proper solution. Everything to implement it is already there....
> big distros don't require so much space economy, so they package
> translations inside packages, so the problem is solved. I personally
> like RRECOMMENDS solution, like
> reciepe foo generates foo, foo-locale, foo-doc, foo-dev.
> we have var IMAGE_LOCALES="en_GB en_US"
> then RRECOMMENDS_foo will be = "${PN}-locale-en-gb ${PN}-locale-en-us"

        This will lead to contamination of package metadata and
consequently to errors, hard to track for many people (for example, if
you change IMAGE_LOCALES later, previously built packages will still
pull old locale set). L19n really needs special handling.

Best regards,
 Paul                            mailto:pmiscml at gmail.com

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