Failed uploads because of "translation credits" bug
jtv at canonical.com
Mon Dec 3 11:45:16 GMT 2007
We've just uncovered a bug in Launchpad Translations 1.1.11 that caused
a few translation uploads for Ubuntu to fail *without notifying the
uploader*. The problem is rare, but please read on to see whether you
might be affected.
The bug ticket describing the problem is here:
The problem occurs when importing a non-upstream translation that
provides a translation for a translation credits message. Such messages
should be ignored since Launchpad itself keeps track of who has
contributed, and generates the list automatically.
As far as I can see, the following Ubuntu translations have been
affected (I've contacted non-Ubuntu uploaders separately):
Language (code) Template Product
Catalan (ca) gnome-panel-2.0 gnome-panel
Croatian (hr) rhythmbox rhythmbox
English (Canada) (en_CA) gourmet Gourmet
English (Canada) (en_CA) internet ubuntu-docs
English (Canada) (en_CA) internet xubuntu-docs
English (Canada) (en_CA) serverguide ubuntu-docs
English (Canada) (en_CA) switching xubuntu-docs
English (Canada) (en_CA) windows ubuntu-docs
English (Canada) (en_CA) windows xubuntu-docs
Hebrew (he) rhythmbox rhythmbox
Indonesian (id) xubuntu-docs-index xubuntu-docs
Italian (it) internet xubuntu-docs
Italian (it) keeping-safe xubuntu-docs
Polish (pl) nautilus nautilus
Spanish (es) kivio koffice
Even if you're not on this list, and even if you got no error emails,
it's good to check your import queues every now and then to check that
there were no failures.
Until we can get this bug fixed, the way to avoid this problem is to
look for any of these message strings in translation files, and remove
them or comment them out:
"EMAIL OF TRANSLATORS\nYour emails"
"NAME OF TRANSLATORS\nYour names"
The fix should be included in the 1.1.12 rollout. I'm not planning an
emergency fix, since the problem is rare and the workaround is better
practice anyway, but I will continue to keep track and to notify
affected translators. For Ubuntu translations, those notifications will
come through this list.
Launchpad Translation team
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