F10 Release Notes PO files

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 17:18:33 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 09:28:32AM -0300, Domingo Becker wrote:
> 2008/11/6 Noriko Mizumoto <noriko at redhat.com>:
> > Magnus Larsson さんは書きました:
> >>
> >> It doesn't destroy it. If it did, you would have to re-translate all
> >> strings, every time you update a POT file...
> >> One thing to be careful about is the msgmerge and msgfmt commands. They
> >> will
> >> destroy your po files if it cannot merge. So I wrote a simple script to
> >> "backup" my po file before I merge it. Se below.
> >>
> >> The only problem with updating the POT file, is when you update too early
> >> (not completely finished release notes). Then translators will translate
> >> things that maybe will be deleted in later versions and waste time. So I
> >> say, if the doc is almost finished (and only minor fixes are made) then
> >> update the POT file as often as possible.
> >
> > I found (I think) that Transifex does not warn any conflict but accept the
> > commit, thus it can override latest file with older file.
> > http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=docs/release-notes.git;a=history;f=po/ko.po;h=f735a3c67bc60dd37cfe55fa79bf063689555cd7;hb=HEAD
> >
> If I commit with an older file, it will replace the new one.
> But the new one was obtained from merging the .po file with the .pot file.
> So, in the next merge of the .po file with the .pot file, the new
> strings will appear again.
> The only lost translation work would be the strings removed by the merge.

This is how I understood it to work too, which is why I was so
surprised earlier.  Looks like we have the issues resolved.

I just fixed some minor typos in a file.  If I update the POT with
that new string, are we agreed that this will not be a major problem?

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