[Xfce-i18n] po/POTFILES.in

Daichi Kawahata daichi at xfce.org
Sat Nov 19 15:27:51 CET 2005

On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 14:44:10 +0100
Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> > FYI, Benedikt, Jasper, other developers, I'm using this
> > attached script for updating POTFILES.in, if you have
> > another way to create this file, please let me know.
> I'd prefer to maintain the POTFILES.in by hand for now, as it makes
> life easier for me. Scripting the POTFILES.in generation is tricky
> and requires manual checking (for example, your particular script also 
> matches __asm__(...) or __volatile__(...), while it misses ngettext(), 
> etc.). For me, it's easier to add files to POTFILES.in when I consider 
> them ready to be translated.

That I've been noticing at the first script, therefore tried to fix at
the second one, in which my grep (GNU grep, 2.5.1) and regex never match
against them (__asm__(...) or __volatile__(...)) at least.

Whom I've expected were translators just do "./autogen.sh && cd po &&
make update-po", however in POTFILES.in, I saw auto-generated files
don't contain translatable strings in exo, and missing file
(thunar/thunar-history.c) in thunar. In the first case, process itself
must be stopped by missing files, second case, user will have to see
"Back", "Forward" in English, that also can be said in the other packages
and that was happened many times as far as I can recall.

That makes me decided to maintain this file by my self, nonetheless
I can understand your (and Jasper's) objections, so please tell me how
I could treat this file when I happened to come across the missing files
at least, as for the auto-generated files, I'll tell translators what
they'll have to do.


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