[Mageia-i18n] Problems with transifex

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 23 18:49:25 CET 2012

Hi there,

we just noticed some bigger problems with our transifex.

First there is https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4499
It means, we can't download files, work on them offline and upload them 
again. And, more serious:
We can't upload changed pot files any more, meaning any new or changed 
strings in our tools will be untranslated, when this doesn't get fixed.

Second, there is https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3907
This means, there are several strings, localized in the online editor, 
but not in the downloaded po file.
It seems only to affect the 1_ branches, not the cauldron ones, but we 
did only check some files not all.

A third problem which was seen by Akien: Some translations in one of the 
French po files were messed up, meaning the wrong french translation 
being used for a few strings.

The third one coul be "human interference", perhaps someone did mess it 
up without noticing, but it sure means, there could be another problem.

Now what does that mean for us?

First and most: we have to be extra careful!
If Tx does give you any warnings at all, be carefull what is happening 
and check and recheck the file you are working on.
And second: the commiters should watch for English strings in the 
translations, as far as we have seen it, it's only longer multi line 
strings, but watch out.

The other possibility would be to completely leave Tx out of it, which 
might be a solution for smaller (partly one man) teams, but for the 
bigger ones, it would be hard to organize.

We will try and investigate and find a solution to all of this.

Please be careful!


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