[Debian-l10n-devel] Bug#714063: Dropped binary package: python-aeidon
stuart at debian.org
Tue Oct 8 00:28:14 UTC 2013
Ansgar opened #714063 a while back for us and there was some discussion about
this bug on the debian-python list at the time.
The choices appear to be limited to:
(a) upload translate-toolkit with support for translating subtitle files
(b) upload an older version of python-aeidon as a different source package (or
put an embedded copy in translate-toolkit... yum) and live with the
duplication of code and what amounts to a python2-only fork of aeidon.
I don't know how widely used the ability to convert to and from subtitle
formats is so I don't really know the scope of the impact of dropping python-
aeidon support. This is used, for example, in the po2sub/sub2po commands in
translate-toolkit which then allows subtitle translators to use the normal
range of po editors (virtaal/pootle/poedit/lokalize/etc). Popcon tells me that
lots of people have the old python-aeidon installed but that is just because
they have translate-toolkit installed .
Neither (a) nor (b) is a nice choice which is why I've left this fester while
hoping that an option (c) would occur to me. Translate toolkit's upstream is
aware of the problem as it will affect them in more places in the long term,
but they can always just tell people to get the older version of aeidon from
pipy; I've not yet got a response from them.
Any advice on (a) vs (b) or a possible (c) from the great and the good of d-
release gratefully received.
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