Re: Please check your sources for strings not marked for translation before release


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Kenneth Nielsen <k nielsen81 gmail com> wrote:
> Hallo developers.
> Since the release of GNOME 3.4 we have received a steady stream of emails
> saying "This is not a string freeze break, we just forgot to mark the
> strings for translation". So much so, that the statistics e.g. for my
> language (which has not been touched since release) now counts 63*
> untranslated or fuzzy strings in a source that was at 0 at release time,
> three weeks ago.
> I understand the reason for not counting marking existing strings as a
> string freeze break. But please understand that even though you are in your
> right to fix things like this post release, and even though it off course
> makes sense to do it, it does not mean that it is not annoying and a burden
> for translators.
> The reason for this is that we concentrate large amounts of work in the
> period just before release (where string changes are relatively quiet), so
> therefore it is also an advantage for us if we can finish as much of it as
> possible in that period (of course also because a lot of us has an extra hat
> as distribution translators for distributions that follow within a month or
> so of the gnome release). On top of that, small updates are
> uncharacteristically expensive in a work/string-sense because they involve
> the same amount of emails back and forth for proofreading and git work.
> So please... If you could make a bit more of an effort of checking your
> sources for non-internationalized strings before release that would be
> great. IMHO 63 is just a bit on the high side of where this number should be
Can't this be half-automatized? like with a bash script that checks
the strings, which are marked and which not?
It could be helpful.

> Regards Kenneth
Kind regards.

> * These 63 off course also include genuinely new strings due e.g. to bug
> fixes.
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Jorge González González <aloriel gmail com>

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