Release Notes translations

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Tue Mar 24 13:00:23 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:31:14AM +1000, Asgeir Frimannsson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Dimitris Glezos <dimitris at> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:36 AM, Ruediger Landmann
> > <r.landmann at> wrote:
> >> Diego Búrigo Zacarão wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Can someone, please, tell me why all the Release Notes translations (PO
> >>> files) were deleted?
> >>
> >> They haven't been deleted; the po files for the Fedora 10 Release Notes were
> >> moved to a separate git branch as we prepare for Fedora 11. See here:
> >>;a=tree;f=po;hb=f10
> >
> > May I suggest a heads-up to fedora-trans-list before landing big
> > changes. It's always a good idea. =)
> >
> > Also, note that I'm still waiting for a patch that adds support for
> > Publican documents for Transifex. Is there a plan behind this change
> > in vital Fedora documents that takes translators into consideration?
> As far as I understand publican, one of the major benefits of this
> toolchain *is* translations. Hence, supporting Transifex on the
> infrastructure side should be very easy. A simple recipe:
> 1) In the toplevel 'Makefile' read the OTHER_LANGS variable to get a
> list of target-languages (e.g. ja-JP gu-IN)
> 2) For each of these languages, there is a sub-directory (e.g.
> ./ja-JP,/ ./gu-IN/) that reflects the exact directory-layout of the
> ./pot/ directory (containing the POT templates).
> 3) Present this nicely with statistics in the Transifex UI and allow
> submissions.
> So, getting info out of publican is easy. The tricky part is that
> Transifex 0.5 took a 'minor shortcut' by designing the application (at
> least the UI) around the concept of 'one PO file pr component'. There
> seems to be some support for additional files pr language, but this is
> not a 'simple patch' and requires cooperation from the core
> development team. I'm happy to assist with publican support if we find
> a solution for multiple files in general within Transifex.
> We have a Fedora L10N Infrastructure team meeting later today where I
> will put this on the agenda.

From what I understood, this was not the case in Transifex 0.5, and it
does have some abstract notion of "data sets" that can encompass more
than one PO file for a particular module.  In the same way, more than
one PO file for a particular collection can be parsed for statistics.

Am I correct about this?  I thought I read this in the L10n
Infrastructure team meeting notes too, and that the changes needed
were not extraordinary.

Paul W. Frields                      
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