Question about automatic Import and export

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at
Sat Jun 16 12:42:22 UTC 2012


As you probably know, Onboard is the default onscreen keyboard shipping with Ubuntu, and thus, it is included in main. Moreover, upstream Onboard is hosted on launchpad and uses the Ubuntu Translators for its translation with the policy set to structured.

The synchronisation settings are currently the following for trunk:
- Import is set to only import the pot file
- Automatic export is set to do the export to a different branch, created especially for the export

I am considering now to change the Import settings to import the pot files and the po files; and to change the the automatic export to commit the files into trunk instead of committing them to the separate branch. However, I have a question about this:

Assuming, we modify a translation in a po file of Onboard in the source code repository, and somebody else changes a translation in the translation interface of Launchpad. How do I know, that the import triggered by our change in the source code repository does not overwrite the change in the translation interface, or that the export triggered by the change in the translation interface of launchpad does not overwrite our change in the source code repository? Does the import and export take such concurrent changes into account or does it blindly overwrite the one or the other?

Thanks in advance for any help.



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