[Debian-l10n-devel] Bug#562708: [Debian-ha-maintainers] Bug#562708: redhat-cluster: Superflous space in Debconf template

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Jan 4 06:57:37 UTC 2010

Quoting Guido Günther (agx at sigxcpu.org):

(thread originating in #562708 : the main point being that translation
status tools such as l10n status pages do refer to unstable while some
team do their development in experimental)

> > Hmmm, that's apparently mostly because your changes are made in
> > experimental and my proposal was made against unstable.  All out
> > tracking tools are not good in tracking down changes that only happen
> > there while unstable packages are not modified (for instance, the l10n
> > status pages do not care about experimental).
> That's a bad thing since much of the stabilization work happens in
> experimental nowadays.

This is far from being my own experience. Most maintainers use
experimental for new upstream versions and do quite few packaging
changes while doing this. So having a dedicated tracking system for
debconf l10n that would take experimental into account, including the
fact that experimental often lag *after* unstable when there is not
experimental work going on (which is indeed the majority of cases),
would be overkill.

Of course, at least theoretically, we could imagine a system where the
l10n status of packages is taken from experimental when the verion in
experimental is higher than the one in unstable. On the other hand,
our goal is to have the released version of Debian to be properly
l10n'ed...so it means we should mostly survey unstable (and even
testing when we come closer to the release).

So, to come back to redhat-cluster, I think that things will settle
once you bring new stuff in unstable (which should happen at some
time, right? I don't think that having new things staging in
experimental for too long is good: experimental does not provide a
very good testing bed for new stuff because very few people use it
except for their own stuff).

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