Re: Updating po files on make dist

Well i have to admit to being guilty to not updating the irish gimp
translation, just havn't had the time, though am finished exams now so got
plenty of time to get at it


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miserable" -- Dante "The Inferno"

On 23 May 2003, Sven Neumann wrote:

> Hi,
> Christian Rose <> writes:
> > There's one situation when updating po files in cvs as a result of make
> > dist is beneficial, and that is when the module has many messages and
> > many old (not recently updated) translations. Then regenerating all po
> > files and putting these back into cvs can save some substantial build
> > time for those building from cvs.
> >
> > In practice this should rarely be needed though. Few modules have that
> > many messages and that many old translations to warrant this. The
> > example that comes to mind was that this was the case for Nautilus once,
> > and I can imagine that Evolution also occasionally needs this with its
> > more than 6000 messages. In such cases, announcing in advance to
> > that the po files in cvs will be touched at release
> > time is appreciated.
> GIMP is such a case as well. There are unfortunately quite a few
> unmaintained translations and there are lots of messages. I think that
> it is a good thing that these files get updated on 'make dist'. That
> way they don't get too far out of sync.
> If translations are properly maintained, there shouldn't be any
> problems from the current 'make dist' behaviour. The changes should be
> minimal and easy to merge. If there's a conflict, the translator can
> simply go back one revision and merge his/her changes there.
> IMO 'make dist' is doing the right thing here and it shouldn't be
> changed. If a translator doesn't know CVS well enough and does not
> know to handle a merge conflict, I can offer a helping hand, just mail
> me.
> Sven
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