[Translation] #181 confusing

Bug #44907 reported by Removed by request on 2006-05-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

#181 is : Software Preferences
This string is displayed in Synaptic > Configuration > repositories. Have a look to the title of the window. The title is relevant.

But this string is also displayed in System > Administration > Software Preferences.

This is the same window, the same software.

In fact « Software Preferences » in System > Administration is very confusing because we don't know to which software it's related.

I suggest « Repositories manager», indeed this is my translation.

Note: the original reporter indicated the bug was in package 'update-manager'; however, that package was not published in Baltix.

Argh, damned ! Not in Baltix but in Ubuntu.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

software-properties also allows to configure automatic updates and to manage the auth keys.

by the way the term "repository" is deprecated. Ubuntu uses "software channel" now. a patch that would change the string in synapitc missed the string freeze.

"software channel manager" sounds awkward.

since we are so close to release this is a dapper+1 issue.

i would appreciate further comments and input on this.


Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → glatzor
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

I haven't noticed update-manager manages auth key too, so I agree with you about your proposition : "software channel manager"

In french translations, we'll use the new name in Dapper since the freeze hasn't come yet.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

i would strongly recommend to use the old name. the translation should not be used to fix design issues. furthermore it should be consistent with the original.


In fact,
string #181 --> title of the window (should be modified)
string #215 --> menu item (what is really confusing, must be modified)

If you plan to modify the strings for Dapper+1, strings #214, #38, #152 are (at least - it only concerns update-manager package) to be modified too (they refer to "software properties" menu item)

Error : string #214 is already OK

If it can help you too, I've searched in language-pack-fr/-gnome/-base and ubuntu-docs and I found another string : [ubuntu-docs]/desktopguide.po, #809.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

By the way could you please use the msgid of the strings and not the number in the po file. the order can change after a string change. Furthermore I simply do not have the time to search for the messages in the po file.



- "Software Preferences"
   Located in: ../data/SoftwareProperties.glade.h:13
   Should be changed, it matches with the title of the window

- "Software Properties"
   Located in: ../data/software-properties.desktop.in.h:2
   Must be changed since this is very confusing (not explicite)
   It matches with the menu items (System > Administration)

- "Some third party entries in your souces.list where disabled. You can re-enable them after the upgrade with the 'software-properties' tool or with synaptic."
   Located in: ../DistUpgrade/DistUpgradeControler.py:194
   Reference to the software, must be changed too.

- "<b><big>You must check for updates manually</big></b>↵

Your system does not check for updates automatically. You can configure this behavior in "System" -> "Administration" -> "Software Properties".
   Located in: ../data/UpdateManager.glade.h:1
   Reference to the shortcut, must be changed too.

- "Open <menuchoice><guimenu>System</guimenu><guimenuitem>Administration</guimenuitem><guimenuitem>Software Properties</guimenuitem></menuchoice> ."
   Located in: C/add-applications.xml:192(para)
   Reference to the shortcut, must be changed too.
   Moreover, it should be : "[...]</menuchoice>." not "[...]</menuchoice> ."

Hope this is what you need.

P.S. : there should also other strings in other packages such as xubuntu-docs for example but I haven't searched for.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

Thanks for listing all this strings. I know that I would have missed one or two for sure otherwise.


Changed in update-manager:
assignee: glatzor → nobody
Changed in update-manager:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
to be removed (liw) wrote :

This was set as affecting update-manager, but the bug talks about Synaptic. I've added the synaptic package, and am marking this as invalid for update-manger.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

The Software preferences window has been renamed to Software Sources, the Repositories menu item should be updated accordingly to Software Sources, and it would fix this bug.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #922135, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

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