Re: Description-less packages file
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 04:07:07PM +0000, Stuart Prescott wrote:
> I volunteered the other day to look at incorporating Description-md5 into
> UDD and the attached patch deals with this change in the packages tables. I
> think it is ready to apply to UDD right now as a pre-requisite to fixing the
> ddtp gatherer (I applied it to my local UDD a week or so ago); unless anyone
> has any comments on it, I guess I'll commit it to svn soon.
Cool. I'll be offline tomorrow but could do a review of your work while
travelling which would be perfect for my schedule.
> > I have written the UDD importer for DDTP descriptions and noticed
> > that the location where I was drawing the dscriptions from are not
> > featuring the English version. Any hint were to get these?
> Sure -- there's a i18n/Translation-en file in the same location as the other
> translations on the mirrors. That file is in the same format, mapping
> Description-md5 to the English version of the description.
Right, I was specifically caring for the md5 sums which were included in
the Translations_udd dir which was specifically prepared for the UDD
importer by Grisu. If the English version is featuring this I'd be more
> The Description-md5 that is in the Packages and Translation files and the
> values that UDD has been calculating from description and long_description
> for the ddtp table are identical which should make it easier to adapt to the
> new setup -- much of the work done by the ddtp gatherer is now done by dak
> instead which in the long run should make the gatherer much simpler.
Yes. I reall ylove this change because it makes everything much more
> Finding the English long-description for a package will now need to be done
> with a join against the ddtp table. For UDD users that just want the English
> text, this is a little more work, but for ddtp, I suspect this will actually
> be a lot easier because everything is in the same table.
> Are you happy to take on fixing the ddtp gatherer and whatever is using this
> table? (I think you're in a better position to do so than I am)
While I do not know that I have some specific position compared to
others in the QA team (we are all equals, right) I'd happily care for
this as soon as possible.
Many thanks for the patch