December 2007 I wrote about GNOME adopting gettext’s msgctxt feature (and so did Andre Klapper). 8 months latter, this still is considered a proposed GNOME Goal. I really hope we can get this official, and as a translator I would certainly enjoy translating (and reviewing) message catalogs without that awful pipe.
By the way, if GNOME 2.30 = GNOME 3.0, then GNOME 2.26 = GNOME (3.0 - 0.4)? 😀