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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future



On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 09:53:44AM +0200, Michael Bramer wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 02:11:00AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > > > >  - I would like to have templates with substitution fields.
> > > > 
> > > > Already exists.
> > > 
> > > Any references?
> > 
> > How about the debconf manual?

> but sorry, we have some outdated translations in debconf templates
> files. No translator know, if someone change the english template.
> Please can we use gettext or something other without 'outdated
> translations'? Joey ? 

If you are concerned that translators receive automatic notification 
when a source debconf template has changed, that's an infrastructure 
problem.  Neither debconf nor gettext has automatic translator 
notifications built-in, and debconf's templates are not an inferior 
solution for not providing this.

Debconf, if used correctly, does correctly handle merging of outdated
translations.  See debconf-mergetemplate(1).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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