ubuntu-docs updates for translation into Intrepid

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 2 09:59:44 BST 2008


Hi Danilo,

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:40 AM, Danilo Šegan <danilo at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
>
> У сре, 01. 10 2008. у 12:57 +0100, Matthew East пише:
>
>> I can't help as to when these templates will be available in Launchpad
>> though. Based on what Ricardo said, it it doesn't seem like any
>> templates have been processed by Launchpad since 4 August 2008.
>
> We've got a bunch of duplicate ubuntu-docs templates in the queue (all
> with differing paths).  It's very likely that the paths under which
> Ubuntu packages provide POT files are different from what you use, so we
> have no idea which ones are the 'real' ones.
>
> For example, in our database we've got an add-applications.pot with a
> path of
>
>  ubuntu/add-applications/po/add-applications.pot
>
> (or eg. server-guide prefixed with "generic/" instead of "ubuntu/") yet
> import queue[1] uses:
>
>  add-applications/po/add-applications.pot
>
> So, my guess is that source package has been changed in this way

From Hardy to Intrepid the paths of the pot (and po) files have been
changed as follows:

ubuntu/add-applications/po/add-applications.pot
add-applications/po/add-applications.pot

(i.e. the preliminary ubuntu/ and generic/ prefixes have been removed).

However, this is *not* a change done during the release cycle, the
very first package uploaded to Intrepid had this change, so there is
no reason that I can see for Launchpad to have been confused by it.
Moreover, we are talking about 4 August 2008 - two months ago!

> assuming a split between kubuntu and ubuntu docs into separate source
> packages or something similar), but nobody has manually updated the
> paths.  I've done that now for ubuntu-docs, but interestingly enough
> kubuntu-docs is even more confusing (we've got both templates prefixed
> with "kubuntu/" and "docs/" and without any prefixes, and when looking
> at both, it probably confused us about ubuntu-docs as well).

Surely the solution is just to look at the most recent upload? The
structure of kubuntu-docs (both in the bzr branch and the source
package) looks to me to follow the "docs/" prefix. But if there was
confusion, it's the simplest thing in the world to ask for
clarification when that arises.

I wonder if there is any way that package uploaders or maintainers
could be more involved in the pot template approval / review process?
At the moment there seem to be serious communication issues...

> I tried pinging you the other day on IRC, but then got busy with other
> stuff. Anyway, if there's anyone who can help us resolve the situation
> with *ubuntu-docs, I guess it's you, so feel free to get in touch and
> we'll look into solving everything live.

I'm currently without internet at home, so can't access irc. But I
check my email and mail to this list regularly.

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Matthew East
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