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[opensuse-packaging] Tips & Tricks: desktop files
  • From: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:47:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <200808270847.42274.coolo@xxxxxxx>

If you have a Factory package that you also package in a
backports repo, then there is the problem that the
suse_update_desktop_file will erase translations not
known to the old distribution.

First let me explain the way Factory translates:
1. spec files have %suse_update_desktop_file, which will
a) mark the desktop file for the translation process
b) update the desktop files against desktop-translations
2. collect-desktop-files is built against all packages
with desktop files, this will collect all _upstream_ translations
from the desktop files
3. Karl is updating the lcn SVN to merge the openSUSE translations
with the upstream translations (upstream translations win)
4. Karl submits new desktop-translations to start the process over

So this works for Factory pretty well and allows openSUSE to
a) update the translations - unknown translations can be
filled up
b) update translations by an online update - translations unknown
will be erased from the desktop files to allow GNOME and KDE to
look into file

But this creates a problem with backports as way more translations
will be unknown and hurting more than it helps.

Now my tip: osc linkpac home:coolo update-desktop-files <myproject>

and make sure it's disabled for Factory. This version is patched
not to care about translations, so you get 100% the upstream translations
and not less.

Greetings, Stephan
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