Re: Does Translation auto merge between default, stable, old stable releases?

On Sat, May 29, 2021 at 10:34 AM Yuri Chornoivan via gnome-i18n <gnome-i18n gnome org> wrote:
субота, 29 травня 2021 р. 11:24:46 EEST Alexandre Franke написано:
> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 7:17 PM Yuri Chornoivan via gnome-i18n <
> gnome-i18n gnome org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hi,
> There is a huge problem with old branches in whole GNOME. You can have the
> > master branch translated but the actual package can contain some old
> > stable
> > branch (say 3.22) that you cannot see from the main team page. If you do
> > not
> > know where to find the _actual_ branch it becomes a real PITA for the
> > users.
> How is this a problem exactly? Old branches are most probably not going to
> see a release and translations brought to them would then never reach the
> user. *That* would indeed be wasted work. On the rare occasion where you
> know that a given old branch will have a release, you can still find it, as
> you pointed out.

That's it. No releases, no new translations, no updates. Translation of master
is a waste of time (?).

No releases for old branches (like 3.22, which was your example).

Work should be done on the current stable branch + master. Always. It’s working on old releases that is a waste of time.

> Translations and Damned lies are not a completionist game where the goal is
> to have 100%, even on past releases. Old releases may not be fully
> translated, and that is fine.

"If you didn't come to party, then why did you come here?" (Jarvis Cocker)

That's too bad. I've tried to complete GNOME translations (master and "stable"
branches) through almost 1.5 years but just a quick glance on LP shows the
discrepancy for the "old good applications" with "stable" branch with no new
releases. With no regular release system (like KDE releases), translating
these GNOME applications is just a waste of time.

What are you talking about? I said that working on **anything else than master+stable** was a waste of time. We do have regular releases, please don’t make such statements if you don’t know what you are talking about. See for the current cycle.

Alexandre Franke
GNOME Hacker

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