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Re: URLs in GNU hello

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: URLs in GNU hello
Date: Sun, 22 May 2022 22:40:52 +0100

On Sun, 22 May 2022 at 22:32, Roland Illig <roland.illig@gmx.de> wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't see an answer to my question: where are there http URLs in
the current messages?

> I know that strictly speaking, the .pot file is a generated file, but
> still, generating it requires an external tool (xgettext) that uses
> heuristics, so I would rather keep a copy in the repository, if only to
> be able to easily see when and why messages change.

We don't currently (since 2013).

Are you able to reconstruct a build of GNU hello
> from 1995?

The git history only goes back to 2004. Releases of course contain the

> Where do you record which version of xgettext was used to build the
> releases of GNU hello?

We don't as far as I can see. You could suggest to the xgettext maintainers
that it write its version into its output files.

In the light of reproducible builds, GNU hello does not set
> a good example, in my opinion.

Git builds may not be reproducible, but most users are concerned with
releases, not arbitrary git commits.


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