Where are my translations?

lafeber-dumoleyn2 lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl
Mon May 31 07:05:08 BST 2010

Thank you for your answer, Timo. I had been told that the translations 
were committed at gnome-nl; I didn't check if that was really the case. 
I have forwarded this email to gnome-nl hoping they will be committed 
soon. I have also checked the gedit documentation on Launchpad. It said 
: translated 100 %. But I still found a great deal of suggestions which 
I have reviewed and accepted or rejected. I'm still not sure if it is 
necessary to update the translation on Launchpad as well because I do 
not know who publishes the documentation translations and where he or 
she looks for them.

Op 30-05-10 18:26, Timo Jyrinki schreef:
> 2010/5/27 lafeber-dumoleyn2<lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl>:
>> As a member of the Dutch translation team I have translated the
>> (upstream) documentation of gedit, Empathy and Gnome-utils. In the
>> beginning of April I sent the .po-files to Gnome-nl, where the files
>> were committed.
> It does not look like they have been committed in either trunk or 2.30 branches:
> http://l10n.gnome.org/languages/nl/gnome-3-0/doc/
> http://l10n.gnome.org/languages/nl/gnome-2-30/doc/
> So it looks like gnome-nl would have messed up something in
> committing. If you submitted the translation via l10n.gnome.org web
> interface, the commit rights owner _can_ select "Committed"
> informational message from the menu even if he didn't actually really
> do the actual git commit.
>> At Gnome-nl they say it is ubuntu's responsibility to publish the
>> translations. But who is responsible: ubuntu-translators or ubuntu-nl?
>> How does it work? Should I have imported my translations in Launchpad,
>> or is this done automatically?
> Documentation is (generally) not done in Launchpad, but comes directly
> from upstream, automatically as part of the GNOME releases. However,
> since you mentioned beginning of April, another thing comes into play
> - GNOME 2.30 was released already in the end of March. This means that
> your translations should have been committed both to trunk and the
> 2.30 branch so that they would also be included in 2.30.1 / 2.30.2 /
> etc. point releases. Then one still needs to make sure Ubuntu takes
> those specific point releases to lucid, which is not automatic but
> made if eg. meaningful bug fixes - or translation fixes - are done in
> those point releases. Currently gnome-utils upstream has not released
> any point releases, but empathy and gedit have. Gedit in Ubuntu has
> been updated to a version from 13.4.2010 (it would thus include your
> translation if it was there), but not the exact point release, and
> empathy has seen a couple of patches but no point release update yet.
> That's just to explain the thing in general, of course it doesn't
> matter for this specific case as the translations aren't committed to
> GNOME anyway for some reason.
>> Will my translations appear in a language update? And if so, when?
> To re-iterate this more briefly: if you get the documentation
> translation into 2.30 branch in addition to the "master" or "trunk"
> development branch, it's possible to be included in lucid but does not
> happen automatically. There is no reason though why it couldn't be
> done. For example, I'm waiting if there would be a point release of
> gnome-bluetooth which now has Finnish documentation translation in the
> 2.30 branch, to ask for inclusion in Ubuntu. If it doesn't appear, I
> consider asking updating the gnome-bluetooth simply to the latest 2.30
> branch commit instead.
> -Timo

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