Re: menu-policy update process
On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 06:34:36PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 12:49:32PM -0700, Chris Waters wrote:
> > For that matter, what about menu hints? Do we have translations for
> > all of the various hints that different packages use?
> I retract my claim that translation of hints is not needed. It is
> needed if you use them obviously.
Yes, I was going to respond and point that out, but I got distracted.
I'm glad you came to the realization.
> There are two issue with hints:
> 1) Nobody understand the hints code, so it is difficult to maintain.
Yes, and furthermore, it's been somewhat broken the last few times
I've tried it. I really liked it back when it worked, but I've pretty
much given up on it. I've dug through the code a few times, and been
properly terrified. The sad part is that tree optimization is a
pretty standard part of CS -- it shouldn't be this difficult. If it
were possible to make it work right, I'd be using it again in a flash.
> 2) There is no list of hints currently, so this is a problem.
> I don't know how to fix 1). Point 2) can be used by using debtags.
> This will probably solve the translation problem.
> Opinions ?
Originally we were going to hold off on forming any sort of policy
about menu hints until we had the system in use for a while, so we
could see what sort of hints people were going to provide. Well, it's
been a while, so maybe we should review the hints we have as a first
step, and go on from there.
No point in translating hints that we're just going to turn around and
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