Show for which translatable packages the distribution is its own upstream

Bug #28524 reported by atie
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Launchpad itself
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Ubuntu Translations
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Bug Description

Some packages are distribution-specific. If these are highlighted, Ubuntu translators (for example) can easily begin to work on them without being concerned about coordination with upstream translators.

The Bugs equivalent is bug 76416.

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Jan Claeys (janc) wrote :

This could help lessen friction with upstream translators (which we have some experience with), so it looks like a great idea to me. :-)

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Christian Reis (kiko) wrote :

I'm not sure I understand the request. What do we mean by "Ubuntu own"?

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Jan Claeys (janc) wrote :

I understood that as "see which packages belong to Ubuntu itself", so packages where ubuntu is "upstream"?

A way to mark (or temporarily hide?) packages where we know that 'upstream' translators are doing (good) work might also help. Doing double work is not productive...

So maybe a more general solution would be better.

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atie (atie-at-matrix) wrote :

Exactly Jan said. Further, we may find what's the meaning of "lessen friction with upstream translators" from this kind of mailing thread, http://lists.kde.org/?t=114872530400008&r=1&w=2

The list page for one language (for example, https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+lang/ko) recently shows the packages in order of importance (good to know overall iimportance). And, from the page, we can easily know, by color, which package newly translated. I wanted same kind of idea, adding a column to the list page, to display "upstream" or "translation group" in other word so that Ubuntu translators know which packages should be translated by them and which packages need coordination with other translation groups from the list page.

I know I can see "translation group" from the "Translation file details" if I open a package for translating . But, I wanted the info shown on the list page to do sorting by the column so a team and people can see progress by groups.

Yes, a better solution about avoiding "doulbe work" and improving coordination efforts with other translation groups should be the goal of this request.

Changed in rosetta:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

From February this year:
<cumulus007> I'm looking for the translation files of Ubiquity
<cumulus007> I can't find them, where are they located?
<mpt> cumulus007, <https://translations.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+source/ubiquity/+pots/ubiquity/+export>
<cumulus007> mpt: why is the translationn of Ubiquity not integrated into Launchpad, like all other projects?
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<mpt> cumulus007, can you give the URL of the page where you expected to find it?
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<cumulus007> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubiquity

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Данило Шеган (danilo) wrote :

Matthew, I believe the discussion you had has more to do with bug #322312 (and, by extension, bug #109886) than with this bug.

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Andrej Znidarsic (andrejznidarsic) wrote :

maybe there could be a small icon next to each package, to know where it comes from (gnome, kde, debian, openoffice, launchpad or ubuntu (if it is translatable only under ubuntu section).

If it's possible, the click of an icon would link to the upstream project page.

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Pierre Slamich (pierre-slamich) wrote :

The icon would be a great thing, even if it was hardcoded. We get many dupes with upstream while Ubuntu packages remain untranslated.

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