[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: release notes and msgid-previous (was: Re: (forw) Release update: deep freeze, planned dates, and remaining bugs

On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:23:23PM +1030, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> On 04/02/2009, at 1:04 AM, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
>>> It would really help if the release-notes (and any other document
>>> translations using PO format) used the gettext feature msgid-previous
>>> [1] (as D-I and many debconf files do). This feature makes it much
>>> easier to see what changes have occurred in strings. It's especially
>>> helpful with complex or long strings: documentation files are a
>>> classic case.
>> Yes, there are two lines in the Makefile starting with UPDATEPO,
>> of which one is uncommented. Please change this in your local copy.
>> (We have to support etch, were po4a does not have --previous.)
> I've copied the svn-updated release-notes/Makefile into release-notes/ 
> vi/

The Makefile should not be copied into vi/. It assumes to be located at the top
level directory of the Release Notes.

> and uncommented (removed #) the UPDATEPO line containing "-- 
> previous". So the next run of po4a (with the next lot of changes, I'm  
> assuming) will give me msgid-previous? Yay! :D

Since you do not work in a Linux environment and don't have po4a installed you
don't have to make anything. The person who calls "make LINGUA=vi updatepo"
should remember it and do it for you.

The last time I forget it, sorry. But at least I warned you that you worked
on old files and tried to reduce the trouble by updating the files immediately.
Nevertheless I assume the required changes to resolve these fuzzy states were
only marginal as only a few small paragraphs were affected.


Reply to: