[Oneiric-Topic] Firefox translations in Launchpad/Language packs

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com
Sun May 1 17:00:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 10:50 -0500, Micah Gersten wrote:
> On 04/07/2011 09:57 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > Chris Coulson [2011-04-07  9:25 +0100]:
> >> - This means that Firefox will output xpi's for every language in the
> >> future (not just for en-US). We either need to package these in to
> >> dedicated language packs for Firefox (e.g., firefox-locale-foo)
> > I. e. build separate binaries from the firefox source? This would
> > certainly work and make the process a lot easier, too. We can then
> > integrate it into the existing language-selector framework.
> >
> I this is a good idea so that Firefox security upgrades aren't blocked
> on new language packs.
> >> - Note that searchplugins are shipped independently of the xpi's. If
> >> we are going to be shipping Firefox translations with our language
> >> packs (as we do currently), this would mean Launchpad would need a
> >> mechanism for importing and exporting the searchplugins alongside the
> >> xpi's too.
> > As they are so small, wouldn't it be much easier to just ship them all
> > in the firefox.deb, as they come from upstream anyway?
> This is another reason why generating firefox-locale-foo would be good. 
> Otherwise, we'd be adding ~3MB to the main firefox package.
> Micah

Note that the next firefox-trunk daily build will provide a full set of
language packs, including all of the upstream translated search plugins.

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