How and if the translations will make into the final FC3 (or any other
release) depends on a number of things. To name a few:
a) .pot file is most up2date and contains all the strings that need to
b) .po file is fully translated by the translation freeze date (include
the strings added after the string freeze date)
c) .po file contains no format error and doesn't introduce new bugs to
d) package is rebuilt after the translation freeze date
a) and d) are primarily package maintainer/developer's responsibility.
b) is primarily translator's responsibility.
c) requires developer and translator to work together. In an ideal
world, I'd love to see developer pulls the latest po files from cvs
every time a package is built. It will give translators a chance to
review the translation in action before making it into final. It will
also reveal bugs introduced by translation (encoding, char length,
shortcut keys etc) and make developer's code more robust. How
translators can help? Perhaps by not making silly formatting errors or
encoding errors and make po files as clean as possible for developers to
integrate them into the build painlessly :)
As most of the developers use bugzilla to track things they have to fix,
it's best to file bugs against the related package if you found your
translation didn't make into the release or test.
I'm not a developer so can't really comment on how po files are being
used and why not all of them have made into test release.
Any developers on the list, please feel free to add/correct my notes.
Can you tell us how things are planned? I also see some of the
did not make it to the test release, yet I feel things will be taking care
the final release or the next test. It will be nice if you can tell us how
are going to happen, so no one can worry or ask again why the translation
did not make it. A brief description of the process will be great to know.
> I have downloaded and installed FC3T2, but some translations which were
> commited almost a month ago are not included.
> I commited the Macedonian translations myself long before the first freeze
> date. Why aren't they included in this test release? Will they make it in
> the final release?
> Kind Regards,
> Tomislav Markovski
> Macedonian Translation Team
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