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

Benno Schulenberg coordinator at translationproject.org
Tue Feb 26 19:15:51 UTC 2008

Hello Nicolas,

Nicolas François wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:11:35PM +0100,
> coordinator at translationproject.org wrote: 
> > When shadow is at the TP, the teams at the TP should be in
> > charge of the translations. Do you agree to these conditions?
> Yes.


> 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.

The external mark is really meant only for the package maintainers 
taking care of one or two translations themselves.  For existing 
domains at the TP I have had to be more lenient, but for packages 
newly joining the TP I will not accept other external marks.

As an example, imagine that the Dutch shadow translator would prefer 
not to join the TP.  Should I then email him to ask him to either 
join the TP after all or instead let the Dutch team handle shadow?  
And if he refuses, should I then send him patches, and check 
upstream SVN to see whether they made it?  Or should I email you 
and ask to bypass the current Dutch translator and drop the 
external mark?  To spare some teams this possible hassle, I will be 
strict: no externals other than for maintainers.

So it will be better that you ask all your translators beforehand.

> 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?

Automatic msgmerging of PO files against a new POT is okay (although 
personally I don't see the point of this).  With "modify" I just 
meant "manually change msgstrs", because any changes you make in 
your local PO files won't flow back to the TP.  If any changes need 
to be made (if for example some translation error needs to be 
fixed), they must be made in the files at the TP.

> > I would prefer to call the second domain "shadow-manpages". 
> > Will that be acceptable?
> Yes. I will change the POT filename accordingly.


Best regards,


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