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Re: debconf template translation

On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 11:12:47PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > * It's a potential PITA for maintainers; they should be able to choose whether
> > to be involved in translation or not (clearly some feel strongly each way).
> No, maintainer should be able to chooe between using a very simple and
> well-nigh utomated system for manging the trnslations in their package,
> or taking a more active hand. Any maintainer who does not realize that
> any translation has the potential to break his package, and is not
> willing to take responsibiliy for it just like any other bug in his
> package, needs to reexamine his commitmnt to the project. Any maintiner
> who *does* realize this will not want third parties messing with it out
> side of his control. He'll want to at least eyeball all new translations
> before they go in, even if he doesn't know the language. He'll want to
> be able to remove a translation or fix a typo when he gets an urgent bug
> report from a user.

sorry, but the DDTP use a reviewing process. 

A translation is only ready, if the translator and three reviewer look
at the translation and the English text and all four say 'this translation
is ok'.

(Not all translations are pass the reviewing process yet, some languages
make a lot of reviewings (like fr), some others only start with this

IMHO this eight eyes should find bugs better than the maintainer, who
don't speak the languages.

Michael Bramer  -  a Debian Linux Developer      http://www.debsupport.de
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