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Re: [opensuse-translation] Translations for Plasma-pk-updates
  • From: Alexander Melentev <minton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 06:49:54 +0300
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2015-11-16 22:52 GMT+03:00 Raymond Wooninck <tittiatcoke@xxxxxxxxx>:

As you know the Plasma desktop has since the release of Leap a new updater
instead of Apper. The new package is plasma-pk-updates and has been created by
the makers of the plasma networkmanager. The applet seems to work fine, but
doesn't have any translations.

I have checked out the source and fortunately the source has been prepared to
work with translations, so I have the .pot files for it. At the moment there
are two pot files (one for the setup dialog and one for the plasmoid itself)

I found an old page on the openSUSE wiki indicating the procedure to ask for
translations of a new program. I am not sure how up-to-date this page is but
it indicated that I should first send an email to this mailinglist.
Hi, Raymond.
I'm not sure how old that page is, but the information looks correct -
this list is the best place to discuss new translations.
Basically you should consider 3 main issues:
0) Maintainership on SVN side. While for the first time you can send
those pot files here, general case is that you need an svn account to
send us newer versions of pot files (checking out new translations can
be done anonimously). You can search this list for recent requests for
new languages to find the password generation script and target email
for such a request.
1) Maintainership on distro side. Getting the fresh pot and pushing
new translations back to the real distro users is (and always was) the
main problem of the whole translation process here. We are informed of
some files, where translations were not used in a distro for several
years. Another example is that there are already five KDE-related
files for translation available in our repo, with
kde-maintainers@xxxxxxx enlisted as maintainer for those files. The
sad truth is that at least some of them belong to software not used
anymore in openSUSE (like simple-ccsm-kde) and just rot there without
any attention from a so called maintainer. If you would like to submit
a new file for translation, you should also keep in mind that you'll
have to keep it updated and also check out new translations on a
regular basis.
2) Upstream conflicts. If the source code is written in
translation-ready form, then sooner or later we will face the fact
that upstream translations will appear and it should be decided now
how to handle them. We already have an experience with KDE desktop
files, where our translations get overwrited by upstream content, and
it is pretty demotivating.

Regards, Minton.
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