"%s waiting to discharge"

Bug #691828 reported by GTriderXC
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi! I'm a Polish translator and just stopped at "%s waiting to discharge". I understand that one can wait to charge : "%s waiting to charge"- waiting for the process to begin or to finish. But how should I understand waiting for discharging!? When I work on a battery I discharge it. It is a process of discharging. But I do not wait for anything! Do You wait for Your battery to be empty?? You may wait for the battery to charge, but not to discharge. When You drive a car do You wait for gas tank to be empty?

All in all: can I translate the string simply as discharging?

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GTriderXC (gtriderxc) wrote :

mycae said 11 hours ago:

OK, i did a bit of digging and found this in one of the debian patches -- they don't like it either.

My original guess looks to be on the right track. You can probably change it to what you want. The comment to translators (such as yourself :) ) is:

TRANSLATORS: the device is discharging and we don't have a time remaining yet

So debian (and thus ubuntu) report:
%s (estimating...)

You should probably raise this as a bug with the gnome-power-manager people, and tell them to clarify that message.

---------------------- excerpt of debian patch below -----------

+diff -uNr -x .pc gnome-power-manager-2.31.90.orig/src/gpm-upower.c gnome-power-manager-2.31.90/src/gpm-upower.c
+--- gnome-power-manager-2.31.90.orig/src/gpm-upower.c 2010-08-17 15:30:31.000000000 +0100
++++ gnome-power-manager-2.31.90/src/gpm-upower.c 2010-08-25 14:54:19.291183081 +0100
+@@ -229,7 +229,10 @@
+ /* we always display "Laptop battery 16 minutes remaining" as we need to clarify what device we are refering to */
++ /* TRANSLATORS: the device is fully charged */
++ description = g_strdup_printf (_("%s is charged"), kind_desc);
+ if (kind == UP_DEVICE_KIND_BATTERY && time_to_empty_round > GPM_UP_TEXT_MIN_TIME) {
+ time_to_empty_str = gpm_get_timestring (time_to_empty_round);
+ /* TRANSLATORS: The laptop battery is fully charged, and we know a time */
+@@ -240,9 +243,22 @@
+ /* TRANSLATORS: the device is fully charged */
+ description = g_strdup_printf (_("%s is fully charged"), kind_desc);
+ }
+ } else if (state == UP_DEVICE_STATE_DISCHARGING) {
++ if (time_to_empty_round <= GPM_UP_TEXT_MIN_TIME) {
++ /* TRANSLATORS: the device is discharging and we don't have a time remaining yet */
++ description = g_strdup_printf (_("%s (estimating...)"), kind_desc);
++ } else if (time_to_empty_round <= 12*60*60) {
++ time_to_empty_str = gpm_get_timestring (time_to_empty_round);
++ /* TRANSLATORS: the device is discharging, and we have a time remaining */
++ description = g_strdup_printf (_("%s %s left"), kind_desc, time_to_empty_str);
++ g_free (time_to_empty_str);
++ } else { /* larger than 12 hours remaining */
++ /* TRANSLATORS: the device is discharging */
++ description = g_strdup_printf (_("%s"), kind_desc);
++ }

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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GTriderXC (gtriderxc) wrote :

I made a Polish translation my own way that makes sense. I do not use an English language version so and the bug is rather about an English language. If You see no more problems You can simply close the bug. For me from a Polish point of view this bug doesn't exist.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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