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



On Wednesday 07 Mar 2007 11:51:42 pm Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Dimitris Glezos (dimitris glezos com) said:
> > 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).
>
> I'll follow up on the devel list at all, but as an application author
> and user, I find this to be a remarkably bad idea.
>
> 1) It divorces the translation from the application, making string
> changes => .po file non-automatic.
>
> 2) It ties all the translated applications together as a whole, making
> it impossible for single applications to be logically extracted for
> other people to pull from, whether it's another distribution or
> another project.

agree
> 3) It wastes space for anyone that wants to install a subset of
> the package space.
>
that is not much effect if I install all language with s-c-date
instead of single 

> 4) It ties all the translated applications together as a whole when
> they have disaprate development and update cycles - some tools get
> new upstream versions pushed for earlier releases, and some do not.
> Attempting to track this is going to be more work for the translation
> team.
strongly agree

> 5) For every language that's added, it requires modification to the
> comps file t add the appropriate metadata so that the right thing
> happens.
>
> In short, I think it would be a tremendous mistake to go to this
> model for Fedora.
>
thanks for explaination

regards
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