[sane-devel] [janitorial] Feature freeze for 1.0.29 and call for translation updates

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 19:26:24 GMT 2020


On Mon, Jan 13, 2020, 11:17 Ulf Zibis, <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 13.01.20 um 19:58 schrieb Ralph Little:
> Hi Ulf,
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:58 AM Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Here came some surprise. With diff, I could see, that many lines were
>> changed, even there was no semantic change. This was caused by poedit
>> from automatic line break. It breaks lines after 83 chars, regardless if
>> I e.g. set it to 70 (with "keep format of existing files"), the default
>> was 79.
>> So I like to suggest, to first "reformat" the de.po file for a stable
>> format, make a merge request and after do the semantic changes, so
>> reviewers would have less work.
>> I tend to agree!
> I prefer to formatting changes separated from functional updates.
> Great!
> I personally would prefer NO line breaks, as comparing the diffs after
> would be much easier (otherwise a little change at the beginning of a
> long text changes all line breaks for several following lines, which
> makes it error-prone to observe changes at the end of the long text)
> If you disagree and want automatic line breaks, which width do you want?
> -Ulf

I personally don't have a view.
However I see that the default setting in poedit is 79 and that seems
reasonable to me.  In the version I have has a setting of "Preserve
formatting of existing files" so I don't know why it would be making other
changes. :(


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