Roundup Tracker - Issues

Issue 2551244

Make translation easier for translators.
Type: rfe Severity: normal
Components: Web interface, Mail interface, Command-line interface, User Interface Versions:
Status: new remind
: : rouilj
Priority: : Effort-Medium, StarterTicket

Created on 2022-11-25 19:48 by rouilj, last changed 2023-02-05 16:37 by rouilj.

msg7686 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2022-11-25 19:48
A ticket to track my attempt to get the application ready for the

They have a couple of issues that need to be addressed.

There are large blocks of text (help text from roundup-admin or that
are considered too large to maintain. A small change in the middle of 80 lines
of text requires a lot of re-reading to identify the change.

Also there are terms in these blocks that should not be translated. E.G.

msgid ""
"Usage: retire designator[,designator]*\n"
"        Retire the node specified by designator.\n"
"        A designator is a classname and a nodeid concatenated,\n"
"        eg. bug1, user10, ...\n"
"        This action indicates that a particular node is not to be retrieved\n"
"        by the list or find commands, and its key value may be re-used.\n"
"        "

the command: 'retire' and the designators:  'bug1', 'user10' should not be translated.


"Usage: templates [trace_search]\n"
"        List templates and their installed directories.\n"
"        With trace_search also list all directories that are\n"
"        searched for templates.\n"
"        "

templates in the command position and trace_search are literals. Also unlike
designator in the first example trace_search is literal not  label and the
help text doesn't have a way to distinguish this.

Plus there are messages that I think shouldn't be translated. Like this prompt:

  msgid "roundup> "

What won't change without a method to set the prompt (although I guess adding a
translation for this would be a method to change the prompt, but that's not
something that should be exposed to a translator).
msg7712 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2023-02-05 16:37
Also has a free public/libre software plan that might be usable.
Date User Action Args
2023-02-05 16:37:48rouiljsetmessages: + msg7712
2022-11-26 20:46:33rouiljsetresolution: remind
2022-11-25 19:48:19rouiljcreate