[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Testing of Activities
tony_anderson at usa.net
Wed Apr 19 19:22:50 EDT 2017
Based on my understanding of the GitHub process, I posted issues
documenting the problems.
On 04/20/2017 12:09 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
> In the meantime, it may make sense to walk through all of the repos in
> sugarlabs on GH and ensure that those with changes get updated version
> numbers, new .xo and .gtar files, and we update ASLO and downloads. It
> seems our only mechanism for doing this is manual at the moment. Tony,
> if you publish the list of activities that are working properly from
> your recent tests, I will begin the process of updating version
> numbers (and ensuring that the correct repo path is in the
> activity.info <http://activity.info> bundle) and making the new bundles.
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Chris Leonard
> <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com <mailto:cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 1:30 AM, Tony Anderson
> <tony_anderson at usa.net <mailto:tony_anderson at usa.net>> wrote:
> > I spent the last two plus days testing the 137 activities with repositories
> > in github/sugarlabs.
> Thank you for this effort, clearly additional follow up is required
> and I hope it occurs.
> > Localization also needs some attention. The setup.py enables a
> developer to
> > generate a master Pot file while building a bundle for release
> to ASLO. That
> > is probably the limit of the developer's responsibility.
> However, existing
> > activities over time have developed localization for many
> languages. Changes
> > to the messages will need new translations. Perhaps the
> developer can use
> > diff to find differences in the Pot and to eliminate un-needed
> changes and
> > test that new messages are passed through. This could enable
> prompt release
> > of a new version without waiting for the localization team to
> > translations for dozens of languages.
> For a very long time, instructions to developers have been "run the
> POT generation and never ever touch anything in the PO directory
> again, The L10n team will take care of the rest of it for you.".
> Unfortunately over the course of time, with changes in Pootle
> versions, migration of our repositories to GitHub and the decay of a
> "pootle-helpers" script set originally created by Sayamindu Dasgupta,
> the early tight and hands-free integration between Pootle and the
> repos has suffered and much of the process has returned to manual
> intervention. The best path back to such a L10n nirvana is an
> upcoming release of Pootle (ver 2.8) that brings back repo integration
> through the implementation of the pootle-fs file system.
> At the present time if the messages of an activity are being changed,
> we are still dependent upon periodic refreshes of the POT file which
> can be accomplished with "setup.py genpot". I manually upload that
> renewed template to Pootle and refresh the existing PO files from the
> template and call for completion of any new strings. With the
> gracious help of James Cameron in generating refreshed POT files, this
> process has been initiated (and substantially completed) for the
> entire Fructose collection and I am systematically committing the
> refreshed PO files to the GitHub repos.(feel free to examine/monitor
> pull request activity by github user leonardcj).
> As for suggesting the reuse of strings common to already translated
> activities, this is clearly a "best i18n practice", that should be
> I do envision sheparding us back to an enlightened era where
> developers largely can expect localizers to take care of things for
> them (primarily through a migration to the 2.8 version of pootle when
> finally released (or possibly 2.8.1 bug fix version if one follows
> traditional Microsoft upgrade best practices). Ideally, Pootle would
> take care of POT regeneration on the backend, as we used to have it
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> Walter Bender
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