[Xfce-i18n] Desktop files

Peeter Vois peeter.vois at proekspert.ee
Tue Dec 14 07:57:12 CET 2004


I did as follows:

1) Checked out the current version from XFCE:
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs at cvs.xfce.org:/cvsroot/xfce -z3 co translations

2) Copied our translated files into proper directories

3) cd translations

4) cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs at cvs.xfce.org:/cvsroot/xfce diff -u

And I got errors like this:
? xfce4/libxfcegui4/po/et.po
? xfce4/xfce4-appfinder/po/et.po
cvs diff: Diffing .
cvs diff: failed to create lock directory for 
(/cvsroot/xfce/CVSROOT/Emptydir/#cvs.lock): Permission denied
cvs diff: failed to obtain dir lock in repository 
cvs [diff aborted]: read lock failed - giving up

I was trying to find from the manual page how to disable the lock. I was 
not successful.


Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

> Peeter Vois wrote:
>> How would it be nice to send translated *.desktop files? Our team has 
>> its own repository for translations. So, the link to the common 
>> original file in the XFCE repository is lost. Making diff with the 
>> latest file from XFCE repository will not work, because if somebody 
>> has added another language in between, the diff would remove it.
> i'm not sure why you need your own repository, though i can see why it 
> might be useful.  regardless, you'll need to sync at least the 
> ,desktop files with current xfce CVS, and submit a diff against that.  
> i'm not sure if there's a good automated way of doing that, however.  
> perhaps you could write a script to:
> 1) check the .desktop file out of your private tree
> 2) copy it to the xfce public tree in the proper location
> 3) run cvs update to merge changes from the public tree
> 4) run cvs diff to get a diff against the official file
> i'm not sure how effective that would be.  you may have to do some 
> manual merging sometimes.  since the .desktop file translation needs 
> are only 2-3 lines per file, it may be easiest to either not keep them 
> in your private repository, or always fetch the public version to 
> translate, and then update your private tree after doing that.  it 
> shouldn't really be much of a big deal; i wouldn't expect the english 
> portion of the .desktop files to change at all from this point on.  
> (go ahead, somebody change theirs just to prove me wrong ^_~.)
> thanks,
> brian
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