Submitted by : abbatini at: 2008-01-31T10:13:19-08:00 (13 years ago)
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string 'Enter a search term, click the numbers to the right' in .po files references to nonexisting dtmlmessages file. This string appears in issuetracker file. There are a lot of messages that are missing for this reason.

How is a translation problem "serious"? --betabug, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 01:12:33 -0800 reply

Severity: serious => normal

I may be misunderstanding the importance of this, but can we keep a bit cool in respect to what issues are "serious"?

clearing --abbatini, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 14:53:57 -0800 reply


I think that very serious. I can't fully translate zwiki because this bug. If I have right, any other translations are incomplete too.

Beside this: I have chosen correct category (general-i18n). Why do you think, that general-i18n can't be serious?


"serious" is not just if it's seriously a problem --betabug, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 00:01:13 -0800 reply

I'm very sorry if there is a misunderstanding!

Just because some things are marked "serious", this does not mean that other bugs and issues are not really a problem. Even a "severity: normal" issue means there really is a problem. The people who fix bugs have to get a certain understanding of how serious a problem is, the "severity" is a scale. In my oppinion a problem that will stop zwiki to work for a lot of people is "serious".

Does this problem make zwiki suddenly crash? Does it cause people's data to be deleted? Will it stop people from editing pages from one day to the next? If yes, then I'm misunderstanding the problem. If this is the case, someone else will hopefully understand the problem better and provide a fix. Myself I would need a more detailed problem description.

I think.. --simon, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 08:25:57 -0800 reply

Severity: normal => serious

Thanks for the bug report and for keeping the tracker consistent. TrackerSearchTips says "Our bug severities are the same as debian's with critical/grave and serious/important merged. Serious and above are release-critical." Personally I've always used serious for "something that looks obviously broken to a user".

So is a missing translation serious ? It can't be release-critical, or we would never release. So I'm thinking not. Even though maximum internationalisation has always been a high priority of mine. However we also have a volunteer translator being blocked, and I think anything stopping contributors is serious, so I'll upgrade this. There we go!

I think.. --simon, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 08:28:42 -0800 reply

PS serious = release-blocker has not been true for some time, unfortunately. Anyway, I'm getting off-topic for #1402.

in progress --simon, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:40:58 -0800 reply

I did a couple of hours on this. Updating the po files is complex because of our current darcs/launchpad translation process. However I got some good advice and will be able to simplify the whole thing in the next few days.

fixed in darcs --simon, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 20:06:16 -0800 reply

Status: open => closed

This should be resolved now. The po files in darcs are up to date, however, note that translations should be made through Launchpad only. See the i18n page for all the details.