Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:05 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Call for locales maintainer & contributors With the upcoming locale support in musl 1.1.4, there's going to be a need to create and maintain locale files for use with musl. This is not a task I want to take on myself; I feel like it will take away too much time and concentration from actual further development of musl and future projects. So I'm looking for someone interested in maintaining this aspect of musl. I believe it can (and probably should) be an entirely out-of-tree project. The intent is for locale files not to be version-specific, although they may need some updates for future versions of musl when new messages are added or some of the English messages change. Otherwise the main task involved is working with users who want to add full translations or just localized time, monetary, collation, etc. data. Since I expect locale support to be somewhat "experimental" in 1.1.4 (note: this should not interfere with existing deployments since the LC_* vars are basically ignored when MUSL_LOCPATH is not set), I don't think it's urgent that we get locales created and published right away. It can be more of an ongoing process. Over the next day or two I should be committing the rest of the source-level support needed for LC_TIME and LC_MESSAGES to work. LC_COLLATE and LC_MONETARY might or might not make it into this release; I'd rather omit them for now and do them right later than have something hackish in a release that we feel obligated to continute to support. So early efforts should probably just be focused on translating day/month names and related formats and the libc messages. Rich
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