[Bug 520377] [NEW] Gwibber needs translations template update

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 11 10:00:11 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gwibber

The new version of Gwibber, apart from being awesome, has added a few
new translatable strings.

However, these cannot be translated because the POT template is not up
to date. Here's a branch that simply updates the POT template after
having run 'cd po; intltool-update -p -g gwibber'. Once the file is
committed, these strings will be automatically exposed in Launchpad, so
that translators can do their work.

I'd recommend always updating the POT template (*) a few days before a
new release and sending an announcement to launchpad-
translators(at)lists(dot)launchpad(dot)net so that they are aware that
there are new strings to translate.

One thing I've also noticed is that gwibber is not using automatic bzr
exports of translations. Enabling this will allow maintainers not having
to worry anymore about manually exporting translations from Launchpad,
as they can be automatically committed daily to a branch of your choice
and effectively adding more automation to the translations process. This
is also beneficial for translators, which then know that their
translations are committed straight away to the project.

* To enable automatic exports, simply go to
and choose a branch where translations will be exported to. Direct link:

(Beware of the fact that at the moment, team-owned branches don't work
as expected. To work around this, make yourself the owner of the branch,
set it as the translations branch, and then make the team the owner of
the branch again. More details at

All this shouldn't take more than a few minutes, and will greatly
improve the translations process and usability for international users.
If you need any help, I'll be glad to give a hand, just ping me on IRC.

(*) In time, Launchpad Translations will grow the ability of
automatically regenerating the template, but for now it has to be
manually updated.

** Affects: gwibber (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Branch linked: lp:~dpm/ubuntu/lucid/gwibber/update-pot

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