Lightning interface is only available in English

Bug #930589 reported by Jan Henke on 2012-02-11
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This bug affects 33 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
Unassigned
lightning-locales
Undecided
Unassigned
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Declined for Lucid by Chris Coulson
Declined for Precise by Chris Coulson
Declined for Quantal by Chris Coulson
Declined for Raring by Chris Coulson
Declined for Saucy by Chris Coulson
Declined for Trusty by Chris Coulson

Bug Description

Lightning interface is only available in English when installed from the Ubuntu repositories.

When Lightning is installed from the Mozillla add-ons, happens that time to time it breaks for a while; what is important if all you organization is performed in Lightning. So the only way Lightning to be reliable is from installing it from the repositories, but there people who don't speak English won't be able to use it properly.

Since the lightning extension for Thunderbird is provided via the official repositories, these repositories should also contain all available locale file like it is done for the "thunderbird" package.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jonathan Davies (jpds) on 2012-02-24
Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
tags: added: precise quantal
ghomem (gustavo) wrote :

To provide translations it is enough to

1)

Include the corresponding jars in a locales package or even in the base lightning package.

Example:

/usr/lib/xul-ext/lightning/chrome/calendar-pt-PT.jar
/usr/lib/xul-ext/lightning/chrome/lightning-pt-PT.jar

2)

Update the chrome.manifest file to include the corresponding lines:

locale calendar pt-PT jar:chrome/calendar-pt-PT.jar!/locale/pt-PT/calendar/
locale lightning pt-PT jar:chrome/lightning-pt-PT.jar!/locale/pt-PT/lightning/

ghomem (gustavo) wrote :

This is still a problem on 12.04.

Narcis Garcia (narcisgarcia) wrote :

Problem remains in Ubuntu 13.04

Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04 → none
summary: - lightning-locales should be part of the official ubuntu archives
+ Lightning interface is only available in English
description: updated
affects: lightning-extension (Ubuntu) → thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
affects: lightning-locales → hundredpapercuts
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in lightning-locales:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04-beta-1
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-14.04-beta-1 → none
no longer affects: lightning-extension (Ubuntu)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Wishlist

Chris, since this bug impacts accessibility of a core application, it should have a priority of "high".

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Lightning certainly isn't a core application and you're asking for additional functionality that has never existed in the package we provide. In the context of Thunderbird that definitely isn't "high". "high" would be appropriate if a set of existing translations for the main Thunderbird UI stopped working, but not for a request for additional languages for an optional addon that resides in universe

Yes, this makes sense; although this leaves Ubuntu without a proper calendar service.

no longer affects: hundredpapercuts

Chris, one the other hand, this bug:

- Impacts accessibility of a non-core application.
- Doesn't provide the accessibility functionality that the add-on has in the Mozilla add-ons repository.

So perhaps it has rather an importance of "medium".

Mossroy (mossroy) wrote :

This is still the case in Ubuntu 14.04 (alpha)

tags: added: saucy trusty
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

This possible workaround describes how to build such a localization package (may 2013):
http://www.smoose.org/blog/ubuntu-localized-lightning-extension/

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