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Re: [PATCH] maintainer-makefile: (PO_DOMAIN): New variable, allows overr

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] maintainer-makefile: (PO_DOMAIN): New variable, allows overriding of gettext domain.
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:44:01 -0600
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According to Simon Josefsson on 4/17/2009 1:22 AM:
>> However, note that it downloads all .po files every time.  Have you
>> considered adjusting that rule to work like the code in bootstrap, that
>> uses rsync and a cache?  That avoids not only the wasteful re-download
>> when things haven't changed, but also the relatively expensive updates
>> that would be required when .po file time stamps change unnecessarily.
> Thanks for the pointer, indeed there could be some code syncing here.
> Using rsync seems better.  I'm not ready to use bootstrap in my projects
> yet, though, since I want the git repository to be possible to bootstrap
> without a network connection.  But I don't see any harm in having .po
> rules in both bootstrap and maint.mk -- the maintiner choses which to
> use.  I'll experiment with a rsync-based approach.

Would it be possible to provide both the rsync approach while keeping a
fallback using wget, for scenarios where rsync is blocked by firewalls but
http can still get through?

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