tmb at iki.fi
Sun Oct 24 10:41:02 CEST 2010
Wolfgang Bornath skrev 24.10.2010 10:21:
> 2010/10/24 Thomas Backlund<tmb at iki.fi>:
>> Tux99 skrev 24.10.2010 05:40:
>>> On Sun, 24 Oct 2010, Michael Scherer wrote:
>>>> I think I demonstrated in the past that constant friendliness toward
>>>> users is not one of my distinctive characteristics.
>>> Well, that might have been fine as a Mandriva employee, but as part of a
>>> community distro I personally consider you attitude out of place and not
>>> in line with the spirit of Mageia.
>> And the spirit of Mageia also states that its a community distribution where
>> _everyone_ can (should?) help...
> Yes, both statements are true and according to the CoC shopuld not be necessary.
> Now, we can go on like in the previous years passing the task from
> here to there and back.
> Or we can start to fix the problem.
> 1. Descriptions in RPMs
> Whenever somebody finds a missing or bad description in a package he
> should send a mail to the packager, ideally with the description, so
> the packager only has to C&P it into his package.
> 2. What can we do to improve the package description in the
> "Individual package selection during system installation? Most
> descriptions there only say "Important" or "Comfortable" or some other
> nonsense like that. I really wonder who on earth had that idea!
> We need descriptions of the package, what it does. The description
> should be available for translation, so that according to the set
> language the user sees the package description in his language.
I guess the "Important/Comfortable/..." tag comes from rpmsrate
accoording to if they are installed by default, 2. if enough room
or just available.
> 3. The same is needed in rpmdrake.
> In other words:
> We need a way to add descriptions to packages. These descriptions must
> be available for the installer in "Individual package selecteion" and
> there must be a way to have .po files for the translators.
We already have the translation support of rpm summaries in place,
but most translation teams have not touched them (or only little)...
> Is there something which can be done without passing the ball to and
> fro like a tennis match?
Suggestions and preferably patches welcome :)
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