HEADS-UP! URGENT! Major problem with translations for Hardy and Intrepid.

Arne Goetje arne at canonical.com
Fri Jan 16 02:45:09 GMT 2009


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Dear translation team leads,

we have a major problem with translations in Hardy and Intrepid which
needs your attention NOW!

It turns out that several translated msgstrings contain format strings
(i.e. %s, %d, etc.) where the msgid doesn't, or the number of format
attributes in msgstr and msgid does not match.

This causes several applications to crash!

We treat this as a severe regression and security issue which needs
urgent attention.

We have prepared a list of potentially affected files (attached) and
need you to check all of those for this type of error and fix them
immediately.

We cannot build new langpacks with those faulty strings present in the
database.

Please see the attached list, investigate and fix the faulty strings.

When finished, please report back which languages you have fixed.

I cannot stress this enough: this is a severe regression in stable
releases. Please mobilize all resources to help fixing this problem.

Thanks a lot!

Arne
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