I guess the empty files you speak about are those containing only
- The ASL2 license
- A title
- The "word" WIP
Stricly speaking there are not really empty files (OK you put quotes ;o). I see them rather as place holders.
They are actually 16 "such" files. All in NL language but Help_MFG_EditProductManufacturingRules.xml which is in EN and contains more than above.
What we could do (if Pierre does not intend to complete them soon): removes the NL language files from trunk and releases branches and add them later again if/when they will be completed.
I have already created
OFBIZ-4898 as sub-task of OFBIZ-2219 for that.
The idea would be then to create (or extract from patches here) a patch for those files. And to put it in
OFBIZ-4898. Then we would remove from trunk and backport the removing, easy stuff...