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Re: Warm up discussion about desktop files [Was: Lintian check for missing desktop files?]

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 04:16:23PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:34:43 +0200
> "Bernhard R. Link" <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
> > And the debian menu has supported translations since longer than .desktop
> > files even exist. It just has the strange idea that it might be easier
> > for translators to supply one file with all the translations of their
> > language instead of having to change a file in virtually every package
> > in the distribution to add their language.
> Are you talking about menu-l10n ?
> WOW! THREE translated locales. THREE out of several hundred
> supportable locales with .desktop files! (One of the three is only at
> 20% translated.) A popcon of 0.2% and not updated since Squeeze, so no
> end of missing applications and changed strings. How is that meant to
> keep pace with changes in the distribution?
And those translations can't be shared with upstream, so all that effort
is being duplicated.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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