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Re: Launchpad translations

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 21:10:33 +0200

Zero3 wrote:
> Hi Lübbe (and everyone else) :)
> After asking the LP guys about this 'n that, I think I've got an idea
> about how LP translations could be integrated into your workflow with
> aid from 2 relatively simply PHP (or similar) scripts.
> I don't know if we have any PHP wizards or the like around here who
> could give a hand? If not, I'll dig into it myself as soon as I get the
> time, though I will have learn as I go, as I haven't messed too much
> with PHP in the past.
> ---
> Script 1) When triggered, requests a TSVN translation export from
> Launchpad through an account reserved just for this "bot" (needs to
> attach a session cookie for automatic login).
> This script could be wget/cURL triggered 2-3 hours before the nightly
> build.
> ---
> Script 2) When triggered, checks the "bot" mail account for the latest
> export message from LP since last export, fetches the .tar.gz from the
> link in the mail and places it on the web server next to the scripts.
> Then either return "UPDATED"/"NOUPDATE"/"FAILED"/etc.
> Depending on the result of the script, the nightly build script could
> then fetch the .tar.gz, unpack it, and commit it back into SVN while
> building the nightly language packs.

Now, that's something I really don't like. Automatic commits are a bad
thing, and we'd loose the information *who* did the changes.

If we really want to use Launchpad for translations (which I'm not so
happy about either: yet another server for our project beside
sourceforge, tigris and tortoisesvn.net), then the translations would
have to be manually fetched from Launchpad and committed by translators
who supervise the changes.


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