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Re: [Fwd: Translations: String freezes, CVS converging, Packaging]



O/H Renato Pavičić έγραψε:
> I always had trouble
> inserting translation into Fedora (ususaly I wait for a official
> realease). On KDE its quite easy - just download the daily langpack
> build that is automatically genereated and install it using few kosole
> scripts.

If we package translations in a different package than the application, then we
can push updates of translations whenever we want through the update system and
yum, like any other package. So, no need for extra shortcuts etc. :)

We have two options: one, to have a big `fedora-langpack.rpm` and the other to
split it in different languages (`fedora-langpack-de.rpm` etc).

> Now, I beleive that this bears no relevance to experienced Linux users
> (experienced in console work), but if we want to attract windz users -
> simplicity is the key.
> Also, on KDE, there are two means for langpack upadating. I mean,
> enduser has two way to update langpack only (and not to do so by
> "accident" or as a "consequnce" of update of some application).
> One way is via KBabel (but this requires installing one and setting it up).
> Other way is via small application that has the sole purpose of updating
> local copy of PO files with remote ones (latest ones on official server).
> 
> I would suggest creation of addtional module that would provide (to
> enduser) following options:
> - update of language (translation) only, automatic or manual
> - feedback report about translation (report will be sent to translator
> of correcponding module, lang team coordinator and lang team bug report
> page)

For the second, we plan to create a separate Component on Bugzilla called
"Fedora translations" so that bugs will be filed directly to the maintainer
of the language. If we really like to make it even simpler than that, then we'd
need to discuss it more (like, create a more simple web page like a pre-bugzilla
one with just a drop-down (lang) and a Comments box.

I think at this point we need to decide whether or not we are ready to have
multiple packages & maintainers or a single one.

If we have one package, then its going to be big and harder to maintain. An
update to one language will need a whole repackage. On the other hand, having
each language its own pack means some people from here will need to step forward
as Language maintainers/coordinators and learn how the update system works.

Thoughts?

-d



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