I18n Module maintenance

mmassonnet at gmail.com mmassonnet at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 09:35:53 CET 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 09:07:31AM +0100, Stephan Arts wrote:
> Hi,


> I noticed the following projects are missing po template files (.pot)
> xfce4-cellmodem-plugin
> xfmedia-remote-plugin
> xfce4-places-plugin
> And the following projects have .pot file issues:
> xfce4-teatime-plugin - it's called teatime-plugin.pot (instead of
> xfce4-teatime-plugin.pot)
> xfce4-timer-plugin - it's called xfce4-timer.pot (instead of
> xfce4-timer-plugin.pot)
> libxfce4menu - it's called libxfce4menu-1.0.pot (instead of libxfce4menu.pot)
> libexo - it's called libexo-0.3.pot (instead of libexo.pot)
> thunar - it's called Thunar.pot (lovely... the germans camelcasing)
Lovely <3  it even gives a distinction between compiled files and source
files when you /bin/ls the source directory.
> xfcalendar - it's called orage.pot (obviously)

Just my 2 cents:

The pot file is automatically generated when you 1) delete it and 2) run
make update-po.  It gets also deleted by make clean.

So basically what would be needed is to run an update-po target and add
those fresh pot files in svn.  It fixes the issue with wrong names,
hence it takes it wrong the project name (configure.in.in).  In the case
of orage, the xfcalendar dir name is "wrong".

I often forget to refresh the pot file in the notes plugin :(  Maybe it
should just not be there, but then you can't run msginit for new

> The .pot files obviously need to be imported to svn.
> But what to do with the inconsistencies with the other 6 projects?
> In the new stats page[0], 6 out of 71 projects fail to generate new
> .po files because the .pot filename does not match the project name.
> Now I could asume that my approach is wrong, which it probably is when
> you look at Thunar and orage.
> But the .pot files for the other 4 projects are just named weird.
> What do you think?

Except my 2 cents not much, sorry.

> Regards,
> Stephan
> [0] http://mocha.foo-projects.org/~stephan/stats.php


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