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Re: F10 Release Notes PO files

On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 11:44:23AM -0300, Domingo Becker wrote:
> 2008/11/5 Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com>:
> > On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 11:08:55AM +1000, Noriko Mizumoto wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> It seems that POT and PO files have now been updated.
> >> This was supposed to happen on 6-Nov, and many of us have not committed
> >> our files yet. We now have to stop working.
> >> http://git.fedoraproject.org/git/?p=docs/release-notes.git;a=summary
> >>
> >> One funny thing to me, the total number of strings decreased to 1024
> >> strings...
> >>
> >> Could someone please let us know what is happening?
> >
> > Noriko,
> >
> > I believe I'm the person who updated the POT, but I thought I was
> > giving translators early content to make sure they were able to work
> > as long as possible on the correct content.
> >
> > Are you saying that updating the POT files destroys your previous
> > work?  I thought that the update would simply mark new strings that
> > have changed a little bit as fuzzy.  Does this really require that
> > work stop?  Don't translators have a way of getting the updates
> > without destroying their existing work?
> >
> It seems it does not destroy translations.
> I started translations with an es.po file a week ago, I commited
> translations some hours ago, against the new es.po file with the new
> strings and it seems it does not destroy my work.
> t.fp.o [1] shows for Spanish 341/476/207 (1024 strings) while my
> poEdit shows 353/477/200 (1030 strings). Of course, I have to download
> the new .po file to continue working.

I wonder what will happen when we do the *next* change of the POT and
PO.  I expect that the gettext utils would mark some things fuzzy if
there is a slight change between your work and the new updates.  I
would certainly hope that no work would be completely lost or futile!

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