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RE: Re: TortoiseSVN GUI translation status for trunk (r12729)

From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:52:24 +0200

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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.

> 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 bit. A readme shown upon installation which addresses the problem and asks for help "You, yes you, please help us. Only 10 translated strings help the project :)" could motivate even more...

I can live with both solutions, but I think keeping the installers is better.

Cheers
- - Lübbe

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