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Re: TortoiseSVN GUI translation status for trunk (r12729)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:44:21 +0200

Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting wrote:
> Hi Matjaz,
> You wrote:
>> Why couldn't you just remove the install packages and leave the
>> page with the translations as it is?
> In fact that's just what Stefan suggests. We are already highlighting
> the unmaintained translations with a big yellow exclamation mark. I'd
> also remove the link to the non-existent installer.

That would be great.

>> I agree with Stefan that 60% is not enough and the GUI would look
>> really clumsy. The recently added/changed features (merging is a
>> good example) that really need to be understood are probably not
>> translated. Plus there's probably a lot of 'fuzzy' translations
>> that aren't really fuzzy but completely incorrect.
> Fuzzies don't get into the language pack. So it's either English or a
> correct Magahursy translation.
> I'm open minded. If it helps the project and we get more translators,
> fine, remove language packs with < 60% completeness.
> My reasoning is, that any Magahursy user is also a potential
> Magahursy translator. If the Magahursy language pack is not available
> as a try-out version (with less than 60% translated), he will not
> install it. He might even assume that the translation doesn't exist
> at all. An incomplete translation may motivate him to contribute a

To prevent that, I suggest instead of removing the link completely, just
substitue a link to the translators page where users can see that the
language pack is missing because the translation is not up-to-date.


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Received on 2008-04-22 07:27:54 CEST

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