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Re: translation issues


Hi Marco-

I'm sorry to hear that this process has been so painful.  I'll try to make
it easier.  Maybe a once-per week scheduled update of the Weblate files?
Would that work?

To use the pofile upload, you will need to grab the pofile from Weblate (I
think you discovered this) rather than generating one yourself.


On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 12:53 AM Marco Ciampa <ciampix@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello devs,
> sorry but I'm a little frustrated.
> I think that the actual translation workflow is inefficient and not
> really helping translators.
> I spent o lot of hours last week updating the Italian translation of the
> master branch: hundreds of strings.
> I first tried to upload the translation on Weblate but it discharged
> hundreds of strings (the vast majority of my work) since Weblate does not
> updates the strings from the sources but simply discharges all strings
> that do not match with the current template even if it is very old and
> un-updated.
> Then I tried that convoluted procedure of requesting a merge even if for
> one single translation file. It did not work either because of a conflict
> with the old and un-updated weblate inserted translation file. Somebody
> decided to merge weblate, then updated all strings, then my merge request
> that obviously failed.
> Now, since git keeps track of every single commit, is it possible to
> authorize commits to some translators? What security concerns can we
> possibly have?
> Or to make weblate update the po files automatically in order to
> translate without having to wait for someone to commit the new templates?
> Or to automatically update the po files templates automatically every now
> and then?
> In the meantime I'll try again with a merge request, with fingers crossed.
> --
> Saluton,
> Marco Ciampa
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