Show translatable packages by relevance

Asked by bortis on 2010-12-14

If you go to https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty and select any language, all translatable packages in ubuntu are shown. The problem is, that when you are a small team or just want to translate the package by relevance you are almost lost.

So my suggestion would be, that someone could evaluate the technical possibility to group or tag the packages. Say I want to translate the ubuntu netbook edition, I would just click on ubuntu netbook edition and all package in the default install would be listet. If I want to translate the ubuntu-desktop, click on it... You got the idea.

In my case I want to translate the default ubuntu desktop and we have currently no resources to translate, per example, the KDE desktop to, but in the list there are a mass of KDE packages and it is extremly difficult to distinguish which packages are realy relevant for the default ubuntu install.

Regards

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2010-12-14
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2010-12-15
David Planella (dpm) said : #1

El dt 14 de 12 de 2010 a les 07:45 +0000, en/na bortis va escriure:
> New question #137737 on Ubuntu Translations:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations/+question/137737
>
> If you go to https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty and select any language, all translatable packages in ubuntu are shown. The problem is, that when you are a small team or just want to translate the package by relevance you are almost lost.
>
> So my suggestion would be, that someone could evaluate the technical possibility to group or tag the packages. Say I want to translate the ubuntu netbook edition, I would just click on ubuntu netbook edition and all package in the default install would be listet. If I want to translate the ubuntu-desktop, click on it... You got the idea.
>
> In my case I want to translate the default ubuntu desktop and we have currently no resources to translate, per example, the KDE desktop to, but in the list there are a mass of KDE packages and it is extremly difficult to distinguish which packages are realy relevant for the default ubuntu install.
>
> Regards
>

I can perfectly understand the rationale and we should indeed do this.

Note however, that while we are not lacking ideas, we do lack the
capacity to implement all of them, so they usually need to be
prioritized. Right now the prioritiy is better integration with upstream
projects, and while the Launchpad Translations development team is
working on that, there will be no resources to work on additional
features.

Launchpad is Open Source, so anyone interested in contributing to adding
new features should feel free to work with the code and implement them.
In fact, this particular project was already proposed as a Google Summer
of Code project, but unfortunately no one picked it up:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2010/Ideas#Package%20set%20views%20in%
20Launchpad%20Translations

https://dev.launchpad.net/

Regards,
David.
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David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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