[kubuntu-devel] State of desktop file translations

Felix Geyer debfx at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 12 12:34:38 UTC 2011

On 12.09.2011 13:29, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 11:46:15PM +0200, Felix Geyer wrote:
>> Previously the gettext domain was always desktop_<source package name>.
>> This changed with KDE 4.7 for all KDE SC packages that have been
>> (partly) split. This means that we don't have upstream translations for
>> any of these desktop files.
> It wasn't always desktop_<source package name>, extragear packages
> such as Amarok needed an export in debian/rules 
> export KUBUNTU_DESKTOP_POT=extragear-multimedia_amarok

True, but that is the default and the number of packages that need such
manual overrides increased drastically with KDE 4.7.
We have no mechanisms in place to detect when upstream changes the
translation domain and in fact we've caught this problem rather late.


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