Re: Next release of manpages-l10n
Great news, congrats! I am happy to see this package alive.
Who can push in the fr subdir of the tree? Can we add people manually,
even if not DDs? Some of the most important French translators are not
DDs, but would make sense they can push the translations to fr.
No problem, people without a DD account can simply create a guest developer account at  and then apply for membership at . All project members registered as "maintainer" (you too) are then allowed to accept the new translators.
But note: Never commit anything outside of your own directory (po/fr/ in your case) without discussing the change with us, unless our scripts change something in templates/ or wherever else. Another exception are the localized files in public/ (which feed the status pages), if you found some wrong translation there.
Le 10/02/2020 à 10:10, Mario Blättermann a écrit :
> the manpages-l10n project is now almost ready for a release. The new
> version 4.0 is scheduled for march 1, 2020. All commits prior to this
> date will be included in the tarball.
> This means, you should now complete all the work you are already
> started with. In the meantime, we will update the translation
> templates and the existing *.po files as usual. Due to some version
> changes in our supported packages, such updates can happen more often
> than expected. For example, the original »manpages« package has been
> recently updated to v5.05. Once the distribution packages have been
> arrived, we will do an extra update. Please always work on the latest
> *.po files from the Git repository, sorry for the inconvenience.
> Because we support lots of distribution packages whose updates we
> can't influence, we are unable to declare a »string freeze« in common
> In case of the *.po file you are working on is older than the latest
> template from the Git repository, you can easily update it as follows
> (regardless of it's really older):
> Copy your *.po file to the right place in your local copy of the Git
> repo. Committing is not needed for the time being.
> Run the following script in the po/ directory of your language:
> ./update-po.sh relative/path/to/your/po/file
> For example:
> ./update-po.sh man1/chroot.1.po
> The script merges your *.po file with both the latest template (*.pot
> file) and the compendium files (common/*.po). Besides that, it removes
> unused gettext messages at the end of the file and deletes old msgid
> comments (starting with #|), as long as the appropriate gettext
> message is no longer marked as »fuzzy«.
> Happy translating!
> Best Regards,