See: http://blogs.testbit.eu/timj/2006/09/30/30092006-monster-out-of-closet/ (page moved)
Rodney Dawes blogged in reply to my previous blog entry on Hammering the intltool trouble. First of all, blog discussions suck, they suck less if they are carried on in the comments section of a blog entry, but i agree with Rodney that this is still not as helpful as Bugzilla or email conversations are. Coincidentally, the actual issue, namely Beast‘s intltool patch has been addressed in a private email discussion in 2005 and 2006 in which Rodney got Cc:-ed and also replied. That thread also linked to a version of the Beast intltool-extract.in patch. It didn’t seem like this would go into intltool though, so we simply continued to maintain our patched version. In any case, if Rodney prefers to have this issue tracked by Bugzilla, that’s fine, here’s the new bug report which describes our scenario and has the patch attached: Bug 358495 – support for multiline scheme strings.