Ubiquity Slideshow translations

David Pires slickymaster at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 3 22:34:53 UTC 2015


As you might know, the strings translation of the Ubiquity Slideshow
package are currently done against the Ubuntu packages [1]. This means that
there's always the need of an upload before new strings can be translated.

Sometimes it's a bit difficult for flavors to get these uploads done in a
timely manner, in particular when things happen close to freezes, which is
immediately before a milestone, if we're speaking about the slideshow.

While sponsors have gracefully offered their help in the past and for the
future (thanks!), we think it would be better if flavors with no uploading
rights to the package should not need to depend on them.

With these constraints in mind, and aiming to reduce the amount of required
uploads needed for translation purposes, a viable and feasible solution
would be to move the translations of the ubiquity slideshow from the Ubuntu
package to the upstream project in Launchpad [2].

Technically, this requires means the following changes will be carried:
– Enable translations for the upstream project
– Make sure the upstream project uses the Ubuntu translators team structure
– Create appropriate series and link them with the Ubuntu packages
– Disable translations for the Ubuntu packages

We also need to ensure that:
– The documentation team, all flavors and all translators are aware of the
– All existing links and documentation linking to the translation process
are updated

Additionally, in the future translators only need one, never changing, URL
to get to the translations for the latest series. For comparison,
translators currently have to select the series manually unless they have
the specific link for the series they want to translate.

Since this change has an impact on all flavors we would like to know what
do you think of this.


David Pires (slickymaster)
Xubuntu Documentation Lead

[1] For example,
for Wily
[2] https://translations.launchpad.net/ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu

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