ubuntu-docs updates for translation into Intrepid

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 9 10:50:45 BST 2008


On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Jeroen Vermeulen <jtv at canonical.com> wrote:
> Matthew East wrote:
>> What concerns me the most is that a large number of pot templates have
>> not been imported, so even translators working through the interface
>> and not relying on imports cannot work with the latest English
>> documents. What that means I think is that translation of ubuntu-docs
>> is pretty much a write off for this release.
>
> [...]
>
>> I would have thought that pot templates should be given priority over
>> po templates in the queue.
>
> There is a problem with that: it means that people start translating without
> seeing what work is already done but waiting for import.  So you could end
> up with the same translation effort going into much less useful things.

I don't see that. As long as there are po files waiting for import,
there will always be people starting translation without seeing what
work is already done (unless they check the import queue carefully).
However, with pot files, these contain *new* translations so none of
the translators can see them until they are imported. That's why I
think these should have priority.

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Matthew East
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