Packaging of gettext message catalogs (.mo files)

Max Bowsher
Tue Sep 13 22:30:00 GMT 2005

Taking a look at my main Subversion binary package, I've noticed that the 
gettext message catalogs account for almost half the size of the tarball - 
and over half of the unpacked size.

Approx sizes (.mo files/other files)
Compressed 458kB / 467kB
Unpacked 2.0MB / 1.5MB

I'm wondering whether it would be worthwhile splitting the .mo files off 
into a seperate package. This would, of course, be setting something of a 
precedent, though, so I'm asking for opinions.


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