Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Re: Ubiquity Slideshow translations

Hi David!

On 2015-09-04 00:34, David Pires wrote:
> ... a viable and feasible solution would be to move the translations
> of the ubiquity slideshow from the Ubuntu package to the upstream
> project in Launchpad [2].
>
> Technically, this requires means the following changes will be
> carried:
> – Enable translations for the upstream project
> – Make sure the upstream project uses the Ubuntu translators team
> structure
> – Create appropriate series and link them with the Ubuntu packages
> – Disable translations for the Ubuntu packages

While I see the point with enabling translations for the project _also_,
I'm hesitating about disabling it for the packages.

> Since this change has an impact on all flavors we would like to know
> what do you think of this.

Especially it has an impact on all the translators. An example: If I
want to work on the Swedish translations of Ubuntu packages soon before
the wily release, I'll probably check out this page:

https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/wily/+lang/sv

Even if translators do a lot of upstream translations, I for one suspect
that they expect pure Ubuntu packages to be included on such pages.


Another possible approach to achive the same goal might be to split the
source package, so there is one source package for each built binary.
Has that ever been considered?

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson
https://launchpad.net/~gunnarhj

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