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Re: translated zh_CN.po for trunk@21307

From: Liu Yubao <yubao.liu_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-31 12:56:37 CEST

Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
> At 08:46 PM 30/08/2006 +0800, Liu Yubao wrote:
>> Liu Yubao wrote:
>>> I sent a zh_CN.po for trunk some days ago, sorry for that big attachment
>>> (about 1.3MB, contained four patches...)
> .
> Hello,
> I just thought I'd comment on these recent messages. I have absolutely no
> objection to you making your work available to the people on this list, and
> I'm sure those with an interest in i18n are very happy with the good work
> you've done. However, I feel compelled to point out that this list has a
> very large subscriber base, and most subscribers will likely be more
> interested in retrieving the .po files which have been accepted directly
> from the central SVN repository.
> As of 2:00 PM today (August 30th, and Central Standard Time, GMT-0600),
> there were 1,084 subscribers to the dev@subversion list (thanks, cmpilato
> :-). This means that your three messages combined generated over 1,940 MB
> (nearly 2 Gigabytes!) of network traffic for the mailing list! Your
> original message alone, with its four patches totalling 1.26 MB, generated
> 1,363 MB of network traffic. Almost all of this is wasted traffic, because
> while your message reaches the one person in charge of committing your
> changes, it also reaches the 1,083 other people subscribed to the list.
> I would like to request that for future amendments to your translation of
> Subversion's message resources to Simplified Chinese, you post the .po file
> to a web server and provide a URL to the file in the posts to this mailing
> list. It will make my life a lot easier, at the very least! My e-mail
> client and computer hardware are both old, and your attachment gets treated
> inline text. Opening one of your e-mails pegs my CPU to 100% for 5 minutes
> while the tens of thousands of lines are flowed in the client's built-in
> mini HTML viewer.
> Again, don't take this as a criticism of your work, which I'm sure is
> excellent. :-) I just would like to avoid having messages appear in my
> in-box which freeze my e-mail client for several minutes, as it really is a
> nuisance.
> I have sent this e-mail to the dev@ list as well, just in case there is
> anyone else out there contemplating sending ginormous messages to the list.
> :-)
> Thank you for your consideration,
> Jonathan Gilbert

Big lesson! No excuse, I apologize for that.

Can anybody add a note about big attachment to HACKING and TRANSLATING?

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