Tag for Hoary

Nick Loeve ubuntu at trickie.org
Wed Mar 30 07:30:30 UTC 2005

Sean Wheller wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 March 2005 08:30, Nick Loeve wrote:
>>Argghh! I got mixed up with utilities in each of the different packages.
>>  I ended up using xml2pot and po2xml from the KDE utilities. I have not
>>used any tools from the gnome-doc-utils package.
>>I could not see any probs with the KDE package's utils, but did very
>>little testing.
>>What is the outcome for anyone who has tried both packages? Either of
>>them better than the other?
> I found the combination of xml2pot and po2xml to work. What we need now is the 
> full or part automation of the process. Nick do you have time to engineer a 
> scripts for this.

I never have time :) But on the other hand i would love to :)

I am not 100% sure of what we are wanting (at least for the first step). 
Here is what i think i need to do (please tell me if i have missed 
anything or i am wrong):

- If a document has not been translated or has no .pot file, we need to 
be able to add a .pot file according to what is needed for Rosetta. That 
means one set of .pot file(s) per ubuntu .deb package in the layout 
required. This is currently in the Makefile for docs shipping with Hoary.

- When people start generating translated .po files we need a filesystem 
structure that supports merging/storing .po files etc etc OR does 
Rosetta handle merging and updates to the .pot file?

- When the .debs get packaged the translated .po documents need to be 
po2xml'ed so they can be added to the package. Maybe we can automate 
getting the current version of a translated .po file from Rosetta.

I know that was badly worded, but i sorta want to make any scripts that 
i create address what we currently need. That was badly worded too!

On a side note, i cannot create an account on Launchpad, so i haven't 
really been able to get a look at Rosetta. Anyone else have that 
problem? How can docteam members get an account on Rosetta?

trickie (Nick Loeve)

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