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Re: dropping .po generated files from repository?

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: dropping .po generated files from repository?
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:09:41 +0100

On 6/28/07, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
Many GNU projects that omit autotools-generated files from their version
control also omit the .po files (for example, coreutils, tar, m4, ...),
provided that bootstrapping the package from a fresh checkout includes
obtaining canonical .po files from the translation project.  Versioning
the .po files tends to create a lot of churn, particularly when
developing, since the line numbers within the .pot file change, and
therefore every single .po file is updated and has a spurious merge
difference in relation to the patch at hand.  Is it worth changing
findutils to also omit .po and related generated files from version control?

It's an interesting idea.   But if we did that, how would we manage a
stable and a development branch?


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