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Re: Debian menu entry translations for squeeze

(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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