Is Aptitude upstream?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Mon Aug 2 10:14:02 BST 2010

On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 09:50:05AM +0200, Hannie Lafeber-Dumoleyn wrote:
> Let me give you an example from the ubuntu-translator point of view.
> I am a member of both Ubuntu-nl and KDE-nl translators. In Launchpad
> (Maverick) there are at least 30 unfinished KDE templates. Should I
> only have to translate these in Launchpad, I think it would not cost
> me more than a couple of hours, because many of these templates need
> only a few strings to be translated. But if I have to download all
> these .po files individually from KDE, translate them, and upload
> them to both KDE and Launchpad it will cost me more than a week (if
> I work several hours a day).

But then your work will benefit both Ubuntu and non-Ubuntu users (who
did the original translation), just taking others work and not
contributing back is very selfish. Also doing an "svn co" of KDE l10n
repository takes no more than few seconds (I know not every translator
is comfortable with such tools, but that is why we have team

Also, it would have been simpler if launchpad has a more simple
upload/download forms, than the overly and unnecessarily complex ones
that currently exist (sending download links by mails that are delayed
several hours!)


> Regards,
> Hannie Dumoleyn
> >
> >Putting my upstream hat, I hate downstream translators "fixing" non-bugs
> >in my translation because they didn't even try to communicate with me.
> >With my downstream hat on, I hate spending my already limited time doing
> >translation that will be trashed within few months because some one else
> >already translated it upstream.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Khaled
> >
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> >Khaled Hosny
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> >Free font developer
> >
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 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of team
 Free font developer

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