On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:12:31PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > users want translated plug-ins! wether they come with the gimp or not.
>  Well, yes, but I guess they wouldn't want to translated them
>  themselves, so why personal i.e. with catalog in the home directory?

Because it's the only user-writable place on a machine. I only talk about
installing plug-ins _seperately_ from the gimp.

The reason for a personal translation file is the same reason as for a
personal brushes, plug-ins and session files...

>  GIMP itself uses two and a plugin uses also two.

So this means there is no problem, no?

>  That would be possible... you can even use the .mo files which are

(gmo == mo, I assume, since I have no idea what I am talking about all the
time ;)

If that's possible (which commands do I need), then there would be no
need to deliver the .po files. However, the .mo file format is not
standardized, so I doubt that it is possible to idsassemble them portably.

>  you can use gettext... the only drawback: This would imply that all
>  users have the gettext package installed...

I think it's not too unreasonable to requre gettext for installing
plug-ins.  It's a bit awkward when you only want to install binary
plug-ins, but since gettext itself is rather inadequate I don'T aim for
the perfect solution, just something that works.

> > (I estimate this to be under 3MB diskspace)
>  yes..... we could even compress them...

That would require yet another dependency to a compression library/program
that might not be available. OTOH, we might just as well require gzip,
since the plug-in packages are most probably packed with it anyway.

Daniel, do you know how to modify the Makefiles to do that, and where
a good place to store these files is (probably just besides the .mo
files)? There must be a simple way to find them though (a gimptool switch,


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