Language pack support for .desktop files under Gnome

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-19

As of Ubuntu 5.10, language packs cannot provide updated translations for .desktop files (used for menu entries, gnome-app-install, etc.). We should make this possible.

This spec deals with the Gnome side; there is a separate spec for KDE.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Martin Pitt
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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Reviewed by smurf, 7 Nov.
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Approved by mdz, 2005-11-09

pitti: delivery depends on actual results of performance impact; if it is negigible, then it is reasonably easy to deploy

2005-12-06: changed to not use intltool-merge; set back to pending approval

2005-12-22: support for .desktop files is implemented, support for .server files not started yet.

2006-01-25: support for .directory files implemented

2006-01-25: translation domain addition to .server files implemented in cdbs; needs package rebuilds to become effective

2006-01-26: separated out KDE spec to langpacks-desktopfiles-kde

2006-02-16: implemented langpack support for .server files in libbonobo; remaining issues that are left: fix non-gnome.mk packages to add translation domain to .desktop files, discuss patches with upstream and fd.o

2006-02-24: Fixed all non-KDE packages which don't use cdbs+gnome.mk to add translation domain to .desktop/.server.

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