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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
 anymore now.

> 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
 forwarding bugs.

> The package maintainer did not respond in a week so I will proceed with the
> NMU.

 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:
>   http://people.debian.org/~lwall/i18n/pots/gnome-applets

 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 <lool@dooz.org>

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