(not sure if I should CC you, Bill) Quoting Bill Allombert (Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr): > 1) Everyday, all the menu files are extracted from all the packages in sid > and a POT file is build and stored in the GIT repository > <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/menu/menu-messages/.git> > The POT file is available at > <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/menu/menu-messages/menu-messages.pot> > > 2) A developer would maintain a new source Debian package, > menu-l10n which would contains this POT file and all the translations, > and the resulting MO file would be installed in the usual locations. > > 3) menu and menu-xdg will be changed automatically use menu-messages.mo if > available. > > 4) During the freeze, we would declare a 'menu string freeze' and I assume the > release-team would agree for a freeze exception for a final upload of menu-l10n since it is only a l10n change. > > Opinions ? Comments ? Volunteering ? I would be delighted to help anyone in maintaining such package, for instance by stepping in as regular sponsor for that person in case (s)he is not a DD or DM. This topic is somethign we discussed several times with Bill in the past. My only concern as of now is about the future of the Debian menu. Apparently, this is a debated topic, particularly while the major desktop systems seem to use another menu system. I would very much welcome a discussion on -devel to better figure out if there's a general consensus that the i18n community should put some investment in such maintenance.
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