Helping to translate PackageKit

Due to the way PolicyKit works, not all the translations can be done in the client tools. The authentication dialogs come from the daemon and thus don’t get translated by the GNOME translation team. The GNOME guys are rocking doing the client stuff, but the daemon remains untranslated.

If you have a spare few minutes (only 88 short strings), please send me a .po file from this pot file. You can see what po files already exist in gitweb. I really appreciate it, thanks.


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Richard has 6 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Power Manager and PackageKit and author of the freedesktop session power management specification. He is a major contributor to HAL, and has done much work with the hal-info quirk database, pm-utils and changing kernel drivers to use this new framework. Richard has recently graduated from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering and now works at Red Hat in the desktop team.

14 thoughts on “Helping to translate PackageKit”

  1. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to also include the policy file in gnome-packagekit and the manually sync the translations to the PackageKit tarball? I’m pretty sure you can have separate po/ directories – for buildsys stuff, look at the weather applet and/or libgweather for Locations.xml.

  2. Please email me an url or email address where you want receive a hungarian translation. hrgyster WORM GMail POINT com

  3. Richard,

    I’m sure the Fedora translation community would love to contribute to PackageKit, so you might want to allow them to use Transifex to send translations directly to your repo.

    Contrary to Launchpad, you don’t need to copy your files downstream: commits from the downstream community are sent directly to the upstream repo. Oh, and it’s open source.

  4. > could help

    It’s just not upstream, sorry. It adds another layer above the intl team and just doesn’t work, sorry.

  5. >use Transifex to send translations directly to your repo

    Yes, I’m thinking about this. I want to be careful not to tie things exclusively into a Red Hat / Fedora system, but it certainly looks more “upstream” than Launchpad.

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