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Re: Exploring the possibility of an l10n upload of writer2latex to fix pending po-debconf l10n bugs


So far I have refrained from translating the writer2latex templates to
Dutch because it is flagged as having errors.

> writer2latex 1.0.2-6 [Debian LibreOffice Maintainers]
>  missing-file-in-POTFILES.in 
>  debian/openoffice.org-writer2latex.templates 
>  debian/openoffice.org-writer2xhtml.templates

Any clarification on this?


Jeroen Schot

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 07:33:41AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Dear Debian maintainer,
> ("oh no, not him again"...)
> The writer2latex Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
> pending bug report(s) which include translation updates or fixes
> for po-debconf, namely bug number 619659 (and maybe other similar bugs).
> So, sorry for this, but the radar beeped at your package and here am I
> with what I usually call an "NMU intent"...:-). Please take this as a "very
> soft" NMU intent. Of course, there is no hurry or deadline...just
> "old" bugs we think are easy to get rid of.
> In case you can't update your package, I hereby propose, as part
> of a more general action of the Debian i18n Task Force to build and
> possibly upload a non-maintainer upload for writer2latex in order to fix
> this as well as all pending translations for the debconf templates.
> Of course, as you're probably pretty active on that package, an upload
> by you would also be OK...as long as it allows a round of translation
> updates.
> Such changes are always harmless, which explains why I safely consider
> building NMU's for such issues even though they're obviously non critical.
> The schedule for the NMU (in case it happens, that is if you agree with it
> or if I don't receive any answer in 4 days) is roughly the following:
>  Monday, January 16, 2012   : send this notice
>  Friday, January 20, 2012       : post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n with you
>                  (maintainer) CC'ed
>  Saturday, January 28, 2012       : deadline for receiving translation updates
>  Sunday, January 29, 2012       : build the package and upload it to DELAYED/7-day
>                  send the NMU patch to the BTS
>  Sunday, February 05, 2012       : NMU reaches incoming
> If you intent to upload yourself, please discuss with me. I propose
> handling a translation update round and I can handle it myself for you.
> That will just require a few days. That could maybe save you from
> seeing me coming back again in a few months.
> In case I upload an NMU, I will subscribe to the Package Tracking System for
> writer2latex and follow its life for 60 days after my NMU in order to fix
> any issue potentially introduced by my upload.
> Let me know, as soon as possible, if you have any kind of objection to this
> process.
> If you'd rather do the fix yourself, I will of course leave the package
> alone. Same if you have reasons not to do the update now.

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