Re: Bug#314188: Announce of the upcoming NMU for the gnome-applets package
Hi again Christian, hi others,
I've received this message, and it seems to be automatically crafted;
I'd like to suggest some improvements if these are going to happen
On Sun, Oct 29, 2006, Christian Perrier wrote:
> On 22 oct 2006 I sent a notice to the maintainer of the gnome-applets Debian
> package, mentioning the status of at least one old po-debconf translation update in the BTS (bug #314188).
I'm afraid I didn't get this notice, nor did the bug do. I'm only
maintaining gnome-applets via the PTS subscription, so if you mailed
the Maintainer: directly, this isn't enough. I think mailing the
@packages.debian.org would have reached me, but I'm not 100% sure
> I announced the intent to build and possibly upload a non-maintainer upload
> for this package in order to fix this long-time pending localization
> bug as well as all other pending translations.
I'm sorry these had to wait for so long. It's been a while since I
last was able to walk through all GNOME packages looking for patches or
> The package maintainer did not respond in a week so I will proceed with the
This sounds like it's missing the actual upload date. You might want
to reference the upload plan which you include below.
> The package is currently translated to: cs da de es fr ja lt nl pt pt_BR ru sv vi
> The following translations are incomplete: <none>
> (even after applying pending l10n bugs, of course)
The above sounds weird. Looks like a bug to say that "The following
translations are incomplete: <none>" and another bug to comment that
this is even "after applying pending l10n bugs".
> If you did any of the, currently incomplete, translations you will get a
> copy of this announcement BCCd to you. Please review the translation.
> Other translators also have the opportunity to create new translations for
> this package. Once completed, please send them directly to me so I can
> incorporate them into the package being built.
> The deadline for receiving updates and new translations is 05 nov 2006. If you
> are not in time you can always send your translation to the BTS.
> You can download the pot, and any po, files from:
Are you sure you want to write the same mail to both the translators
and to the maintainer? Sounds more complicated to read in the end.
> Otherwise the following will happen (or already has):
> 22 oct 2006 : send the first intent to NMU notice to
> the package maintainer.
> 29 oct 2006 : post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n with you
> (maintainer) CC'ed
> 05 nov 2006 : deadline for receiving translation updates
> 07 nov 2006 : build the package and upload it to DELAYED/2-day
> send the NMU patch to the BTS
> 09 nov 2006 : NMU uploaded to incoming
> 10 nov 2006 : NMU enters unstable
Looks good but mixes translator and maintainer perspectives again.
Loïc Minier <firstname.lastname@example.org>