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Re: debconf template translations from ddtp

On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:10:33PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Simon Richter wrote:
> > I believe that translations change so often that the "real" bugs would
> > get lost in a pile of auto-generated bug reports. IMO it would be nice

> Rate-limit them to one per (week, month, maintainer-defined).  And make them
> simple notifications that there are new updates to the po-debconf structure
> for package foo...

Why create such a complicated system just to avoid integrating this
information into the BTS where it belongs?  I would be *elated* if any of
my packages ever received translation bugs often enough for two of them
to sit open at a time.  As it is, getting debconf translations for
packages is a lot like pulling teeth, and any system that would have
maintainers add another step to their routine (besides keeping track of
bug reports) in order to get this information is little better.

> > Most people will probably make a cron job that updates the descriptions
> > on all of their packages. Notifying these people is unnecessary.

I have never heard anyone complain about receiving bug reports (at the
proper severity) containing new debconf translations.  Perhaps
notifications are not /necessary/, but why are they /inappropriate/?
What are the implications for packages whose maintainers don't feel
bothered to set up cronjobs?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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