[Pkg-shadow-devel] Please add shadow to the TP

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Tue Feb 26 12:53:05 UTC 2008


On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:11:35PM +0100, coordinator at translationproject.org wrote:
> Nicolas François wrote:
> > I would like to add shadow to the Translation Project.
> This can be done.  However, when shadow is added to the TP, the idea 
> is that you must not modify PO files in your repository, and must 
> not accept PO files directly from translators but instead redirect 
> them to their respective teams at the TP.  When shadow is at the 
> TP, the teams at the TP should be in charge of the translations.  
> Do you agree to these conditions?


I still did not inform any translator. I will later try to get an
indication whether they agree on having the translation performed in the
TP, and will keep you informed if one language has to be tagged external.

Does "you must not modify PO files in your repository" mean that I should
also stop updating the PO files according to the POT file?

> In your snapshot tarball there are many PO files with quite recent 
> revision dates (mostly last November).  How did you acquire all 
> those updates?

Shadow used to be in the set of packages used by the Debian Installer, and
Christian Perrier managed to get *a lot* of new translations, with
responsive translators to update them.
We usually pinged the last translators to get updates.

> Or were they edited in situ, to accomodate for 
> trivial string changes?

I did some unfuzzy of strings with English typos, but not that much.

> > Note that it contains 2 sets of PO files (one for the binaries,
> > another one for the manpages) in the po/ and man/po/ directories.
> >
> > I propose the "shadow" and "shadow-man-pages" domain names.
> I would prefer to call the second domain "shadow-manpages".  Will 
> that be acceptable?

Yes. I will change the POT filename accordingly.

> > Note also that they already contain some translated PO files.
> At the TP there are no teams yet for Bosnian (bs), Dzongkha (dz), 
> Khmer (km), and Tagalog (tl), so I cannot import those files into 
> the TP archives.  In case you receive updates for those languages, 
> please urge the translator to join the TP, create a team, and send 
> in their PO file through the TP.  All other PO files I will import 
> when shadow is added to the Translation Project.


> By the way, where is the current repository of shadow?  When was it 
> cloned from the disappeared Polish CVS repo?

Christian Perrier and me were following the upstream development of shadow
as Debian maintainers.  We decided to take over the maintenance of shadow
in October 2007 on the Alioth project used for the Debian package of

The SVN repository is located on

It was not really cloned from the PLD repository since we had no archives,
but we imported old tarballs and the last known CVS checkout of the PLD

Best Regards,

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