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Re: new proposal: Translating Debian packages' descriptions

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 02:52:40PM +0200, Simon Richter wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Michael Bramer wrote:
> > After I read some more mails and write some comments myself, IMHO it
> > is time to write a newer hopefully better proposal. Not all is new.
> > But I add some new thoughs and some parts from some comments.
> We can reduce the download size by 50% by letting the ddts database decide
> which translations are still up to date and pack only those into the
> downloadable file. It won't be a .po file, but it will be smaller.

You can also have the ddts building po files with only the uptodate
translations in it. So, it will be smaller, and you still can use the
gettext mecanism.

> Also, an important point will be that the downloadable files be sorted, so
> that you can diff them easily (I believe there is some effort going on to
> make diffs from the Packages files).
> I'm going to apply for a new job now, after that I'll take a more
> extensive look into this.

Good luck, Mt.

Un clavier azerty en vaut deux.

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