Make template description visible to translators

Bug #512133 reported by Adi Roiban on 2010-01-25
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Bug Description

Right now we have a template description where developers can inform translators about general usage, strange strings, dependency, etc... but using the normal workflow, a translator will not see the description.

The normal workflow would be:

Go to project/distro translations page:

Chose language from the recommended series:

Choose a template from the list:

The description is not displayed.

No luck with the Translations details page:


Maybe this can be implemented as a folded div in the header.

I know that the POFile translate page is pretty crowded, but we are not going to fix it now, maybe we can include this usecase in the next redesign.

Yeah, this would be nice to have. Figuring out the right location would be hard.

Changed in rosetta:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

15:06 adiroiban : danilos: do you think that a `deadline` attribute on POTemplate will be useful ? after the deadline, users can see a warning
15:20 danilos : adiroiban, I'd rather we just show the potemplate description there, and then you can put the warning in the description
15:20 danilos : adiroiban, otherwise, we'll want a lot of "warnings" like these and it'll quickly get out of hand
15:21 adiroiban : danilos: true . so we can look at this after the pofile +translate redesign done?
15:23 danilos : adiroiban, well, it's something that can probably be integrated into the existing warning as well
15:23 danilos : adiroiban, (i.e. information about translation guidelines and such)
15:24 adiroiban : danilos: do you mean to integrate the deadline, or the potemplate description?
15.25 danilos : adiroiban, potemplate description

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Here is a mockup for how this info can be integrated into the current page.

Since the description can be very long the text will be ellipsed after the first N (ie 50) characters and the „more” link is added.
Click the „more” link or the „down arrow” will expand the text to show the full details. The „down arrow” will be replaced with an „up arrow” that when clicked, will retract the full details.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) on 2010-05-21
Changed in rosetta:
assignee: nobody → Adi Roiban (adiroiban)
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Here is the mockup after the pre-implementation chat.

William Grant (wgrant) on 2013-05-13
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: Adi Roiban (adiroiban) → nobody
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