desktop-* (KDE4) and some other PO files not imported at all

Kenneth Nielsen k.nielsen81 at
Tue Oct 21 08:56:23 BST 2008

2008/10/18 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at>:
> 2008/10/16 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at>:
>> We've noticed desktop-* have not been brought from upstream, even
>> though otherwise KDE4 (among all else) is starting to look fine
>> finally. This can be seen eg. by looking at:
> Some more:
> GNOME has a lot more translations than what's in Launchpad, and eg.
> Finnish was completely empty in Launchpad before my "Published upload"
> upload even though it was fully translated in 2.24 release, and
> probably many of these others were too at the release time already:
> I've also had to manually upload 1.0.x system-config-printer
> translation, it might be a similar case since the SVN versions used in
> Ubuntu should have had full translations already.
> I've noticed that also other people than me make up for these problems
> by manually uploading, but please let both other translators and
> Launchpad developer know the problem points! Each one should be
> investigated about why the files were not imported like they should.

Isn't manually uploading to compensate for lack of automatic
integration of upstream translations, a bit like peeing in your pants
to stay warm? As far as I know, as soon as you upload manually it
counts as a LP translation, which means that all the usual fun and
horror with override priorities start kecking in. Personally I would
leave it, the only effect the users will see are bad translation for
the first month or so, but I really don't think it is worth
introducing permanent work for us to fix that.

Regards Kenneth

> -Timo
> --
> ubuntu-translators mailing list
> ubuntu-translators at

More information about the ubuntu-translators mailing list