Re: kconfig .po files in kernel tree? [Was: Documentation/HOWTOtranslated into Japanese]

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Jun 10 2007 - 20:29:52 EST

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 07:52:28PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 09:22:21AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > Since the common language of most kernel contributors is english I
> > > personally feel that we should stick to just that one language in the
> > > tree and then perhaps keep translations on a website somewhere. So the
> > > authoritative docs stay in the tree, in english, so that as many
> > > contributors as possible can read and update them. It would then be a
> > > seperate project to generate translations and keep them updated
> > > according to what's in the tree. Perhaps we could get the
> > > people to create an official space for that and then place a pointer
> > > to that site in Documentation/ somewhere.
> >
> > No, I think the translated files should be in the tree proper, we have
> > the space :)
> We once discussed about .po files for kconfig and back then
> the conclusion was not to keep them in the kernel tree.
> I advocated that they should stay out back then.
> But on the other hand I do not see it causing much troubles
> having scripts/kconfig/po/da.po etc araound.
> Any opinion about the .po files?

Why not (if there are people willing to do the translation work).

The only thing I consider important is that this doesn't imply any kind
of string freeze at some time prior to a release (but .po updates
through -stable shouldn't be a problem).

> Sam



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