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Re: Debian menu entry translations for squeeze

Hello Bill,
On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 11:57:51PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> I plan to have the Debian menu finally fully translated in squeeze.

That is a great idea.

> This would work that way:
> 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>

Which is huge, 4527 strings the tools counted it correctly.

Are some entrys (in some packages) translated already? If so, this
should be reused, given the size of the pot file, even if this might
require some extra coding.

> 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.

How does this »one MO file« fit with the tdeb-proposal?

> 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 ?

Please start soon, to give translators ample time to work on this huge
file even well before the freeze.



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