Should allow adding reviews in multiple languages

Bug #989898 reported by Moritz Naumann on 2012-04-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

While it's good and understandable that there is a restriction preventing users from adding multiple reviews of the same software in the same language, I think it should be allowed to add multiple translations. Currently, this is not possible. When invoking software-center with a different locale so as to be able to post a review in a different language than the systems' default, you end up with this message from the web API:
{"errors": {"__all__": ["A user cannot create multiple reviews for an app."]}}

Please add support for adding reviews in multiple languages for the same package and allow language switching / specifying the review language.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: software-center 5.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 27 18:44:51 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-27 (0 days ago)

Moritz Naumann (mnaumann) wrote :
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Moritz, and thanks for your report! We do have the problem of how to translate reviews, and the idea of allowing a single reviewer to enter reviews in multiple languages is definitely a possible solution. It does seem that we should not disallow such a thing. I'll set this suggestions as "wishlist" and we can discuss it at UDS.

Thanks again!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Moritz Naumann (mnaumann) wrote :

So, has this ever been discussed?

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