Upstream projects (Mozilla) and Ubuntu

Hung. NGUYEN Manh loveleeyoungae at
Mon Jun 15 22:42:25 BST 2009

Hello everyone,

I'm Hùng, a member of the MOST project sponsored by the Vietnam government, which you might have heard from Phuong Vo in recent emails. Besides, I'm also the coordinator of the Mozilla Vietnamese L10n Team[1]. We at MOST have some questions regarding upstream projects in Ubuntu, I also got to Adi Roiban's blog, but I couldn't get all info we need. So I'd like to ask for some help from you here :)

As you may know, FF 3.5 is going to be released very soon. At the same time, it will include the first official Vietnamese version. However, on Launchpad, some guys have already translated the "firefox-3.0" package for Jaunty. So:

1) When FF 3.5 is out, will Canonical retrieve the official translations or will they use the existing LP translations for the upcoming Karmic?

2) If it is the former, will Canonical do that automatically, or should I file a bug or notify someone? (Do they have an automatic script which detects if new localized versions are available, or is there some person who will manually watch all the time?)

3) Because of limited resources, we don't want people to step on foot of one another. The Mozilla-vi team also don't use .po files for translating. So, at least for FF, may we ask to disable the "firefox" package for vi on LP?

Or... could you just please advise us the best way to do?

Thanks in advance :)

Hùng. NGUYEN Manh


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