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Month: October 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] translation process

From: Robert Xu <robxu9@...>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:09:48 -0400
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 16:18, Denis Prost <denis.prost@...> wrote:
> Le 27/10/2010 09:31, Denis Prost a écrit :
>> Le 26/10/2010 18:30, Denis Prost a écrit :
>>> Le 26/10/2010 17:51, Robert Xu a écrit :
>>>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 02:32, Denis Prost<denis.prost@...>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>> Le 25/10/2010 23:00, Robert Xu a écrit :
>>>>>> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 15:37, Denis Prost<denis.prost@...>
>>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>>> Can the trinity developers take care of that ?
>>>>>> I think you should be able to compare with other po files and add it
>>>>>> yourself :P
>>>>>> I'll test for any breakage, if you desire.
>>>>> I'm not sure I understand what you say. Do you mean adding new strings
>>>>> one
>>>>> by one by hand in the po file ?
>>>>> First, I might miss some new strings doing it that way.
>>>>> Secondly, each trinity translater will have to do that manual strings
>>>>> adding
>>>>> in his language po files. Seeing the number of languages trinity is
>>>>> translated into, that seems to be a terrible waste of time.
>>>>> A centralized process adding new strings to all po files in any
>>>>> languages
>>>>> would be a lot more efficient. I can't imagine there's no automatic way
>>>>> to
>>>>> achieve this. But unfortunately I don't know how and don't have much
>>>>> time to
>>>>> investigate. I hope someone on the list has some knowledge about that
>>>>> topic.
>>>> hm, maybe Trinity could do something like Fedora does?
>>> I can't tell myself, but surely a clear translation process providing all
>>> instructions needed would help.
>>> (not forgetting that translators are just translators and may be very
>>> ignorant besides !).
>>> Regards,
>>> Denis
>> Maybe what we're looking for is here :
>> especially chapter 3 about
>> As far as I understand (I just checked quickly) It seems that "make
>> messages" should be run periodically on the source tree by its administrator
>> to update the pot files, followed by some command to merge the new pot files
>> with the existing corresponding po files for each language (at present time,
>> the po files seem to exist only in kde-i18n directory as tarballs : maybe if
>> they existed as untared in svn, it would be more easy to do the merging and
>> then for the translators to update them.
>> Regards,
>> Denis
> As long as there is no centralized process to update the po files, I'm
> trying to do it myself, but I don't know enough of the development tools to
> achieve it. Maybe someone might help me :
> I'd like to run "make messages" in kdebase/kicker source directory, but
> there is no Makefile in it, only How can I generate Makefile
> from it, what command should I run ?
> Thanks,

I recommend asking Timothy Pearson on how to do this.
You can see this:
and it'll tell you have to run make -f admin/Makefile.common....
Then from there I suppose you could look at and such.

later, Robert Xu