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Re: Removal of http://www.debian.org/intl/l10n/templates/

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On 03/11/2006 05:12 AM, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting SZERVÁC Attila (sas@321.hu):
>> On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Denis Barbier wrote:
>>>mostly all packages have switched to po-debconf, so I plan
>>>removing all pages under http://www.debian.org/intl/l10n/templates/
>>>next week, translating packages listed there is a waste of time.
>> I don't understand this topic exactly. Can You or anybody help me?
> Denis is talking about the status pages for debconf templates that do
> not use po-debconf. These templates had to be translated "the hard
> way" by putting translations directly in the templates file, without
> using PO files.
> The switch to po-based debconf translations ahppened shortly after the
> release of woody, in September 2002. After active campaining by
> translators, there is no more significant packages that still use the
> old system. The very few that still do are unmaintained and crappy
> stuff none cares about.
> This is why Denis proposes to abandon the above pages.

	Should we report RC-bugs to these packages?  Or create a list
(maybe a wiki pages) with packages that still uses old format? Maybe
some packages could be removed.

>> MyQ: There is any central support 4 l10n of templates today?
>>      I've translated lot of templates earlier by DDTP.
>>      These translation are lost? (I think: yes:(()
> That's possible. In the days the DDTP was active (up to November
> 2003), it proposed debconf templates translation....for those that
> were never applied by maintainers, I'm afraid there's not much hop...

	And soon, we will be working on these issues to bring up a
common infrastructure for i18n/l10n. :-)


	Kind regards,

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