Launchpad Translations: re-enabling "global" suggestions on edge

Joey Stanford joey at
Fri May 15 17:57:42 BST 2009


Thanks for getting this back underway.  It was very helpful to my
(Ubuntu) translation team (when it didn't timeout).


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:51, Danilo Šegan <danilo at> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> For the next few days at least, I'll be re-enabling global suggestions
> on edge.  As a reminder, global suggestions are translations you see
> among suggestions for a message, but from different software packages in
> Launchpad (you can recognize them by "Used in" and "Suggested in"
> markers below the translation itself).
> This is very important part of Launchpad, but we've been disabling them
> from time to time through last few months when we were worried about
> performance.  The last time we disabled them was in late April (with our
> 2.2.4 release), when we rolled out big part of our message sharing code
> (more on that later, once we polish it further :).
> I want to get a few days of testing on edge, so we can decide whether we
> can re-enable them with our 2.2.5 release coming later in May.  Note
> that they can't cause saving problems you experienced with the previous
> timeout problem on edge, so while you might see slower loading pages,
> you should get more useful suggestions and will help us in making sure
> this feature works correctly for everybody so we can re-enable it
> everywhere.
> We will be closely monitoring timeouts to see how is it affecting
> translators, and if it's a big problem, we'll shut them down until we
> are certain they work well.  Thanks for your patience and help in making
> Launchpad Translations rock.
> Cheers,
> Danilo
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