Re: String freeze break for gnome-software for 41.0

On Thu, 2021-09-16 at 12:31 +0200, Alexandre Franke wrote:
On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 11:48 AM Philip Withnall
<philip tecnocode co uk> wrote:
Hi all,


Can we have a string freeze break for gnome-software to add four
strings to improve the user experience for non-sandboxed apps (i.e.
RPMs and DEBs). Without this change, non-sandboxed apps will be
presented as ‘Potentially Unsafe’ with ‘unknown permissions’ which
not particularly helpful to users for working out what to trust, or
why. On distributions which don’t have flatpak/snap set up, this
be all apps in gnome-software.

None of the existing strings are appropriate. The new strings are

Packaged by your distribution
Packaged by a third party
Check that you trust the vendor, as the application isn’t sandboxed
Application isn’t sandboxed but the distribution has checked that
it is
not malicious

The exact wording of these may change before the merge request is
approved; it’s currently undergoing review.

Accompanying issue:

Thank you for the well written request, with all the details!

“Soft translation deadline” was yesterday according to
How soon do you expect to publish the 41.0 tarball? It looks like
merging now would most likely result in these new strings not being
translated for almost all languages. Do you reckon we could merge
immediately after the 41.0 release, so it gets in 41.1?

I expect we’ll release the 41.0 tarball tomorrow. We could perhaps wait
until Monday if that would definitely help translators? Could probably
get away with that with the release team.

I suspect distros such as Fedora will ship this patch anyway, so my
thinking is that it’s best to land it ASAP before 41.0, and have some
translations, than to land it after 41.0 but distros ship it anyway,
with no translations.


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