Bug#861237: main-menu: Please show "Ubuntu installer ..." on ubuntu
Control: notfound -1 1.51
On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 2:38 AM, Colin Watson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:59:37PM +0200, Balint Reczey wrote:
>> Please show "Ubuntu installer ..." or the localized string when
>> building the package for Ubuntu.
>> Please find the attached patches solving this.
> I don't think this is OK. Patch files committed to native packages tend
> to bitrot quite quickly because there's little in the way of tooling to
> support them, so instead of a three-minute merge job (seriously, I've
> done this a lot and with practice that's what it is) suddenly it's a
> longer and much less predictable/automatable job of figuring out what's
> gone wrong with the patch and fixing it up. Not a great tradeoff.
> It's also actively worse in the long run to have the Ubuntu translations
> *added* to the Debian translations as you've done, rather than being
> in-place modifications. This means that Ubuntu translations will fail
> to pick up corrections to the Debian translations: even in a string as
> simple as this, that can and does happen.
>> Maybe Debian could provide the localized strings.
> I don't think that's a fair request to make of Debian translators, which
> is why I never made it in over ten years of carrying forward this patch.
> I'm not going to close this with my Ubuntu hat on, but I think that d-i
> folks should decline this patch. For the reasons given above, it's
> worse for both Debian and Ubuntu.
For the reasons you mentioned I'm closing this bug to let the the patch
be carried by Ubuntu since this is the better option indeed.