Attn maintainers Re:Pootle and POT files

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Mon Aug 8 11:56:38 EDT 2011

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at> wrote:
> All,
> There is a widely held belief that Pootle takes care of updating the
> POT files in git and updating the Templates on Poolte.  This is not
> entirely accurate.
> The fact is that there is nothing in the Pootle code itself that does
> this automatically.  This automagical updating used to occur, but it
> was handled by scripts that Sayamindu had created to make it occur.
> These scripts have not been functioning for some time, probably since
> the last Pootle upgrade.  We will look at re-establishing this
> functionality in conjunction with an upcoming upgrade of the Pootle
> version, but for now, if a developer makes UI string changes it is
> necessary for them to regenerate the POT file and commit it to git and
> then notify the Translation Team (me) to pull the changes up to Pootle
> with a Template "Upgrade from VCS" where they can then be distributed
> to languages with an "Update from templates".
> In order to catch up and establish a solid baseline for the upcoming
> 0.94 Sugar release, we have been asking activity maintainers to
> refresh and recommit their POT files.  The follow list describes those
> completed and those that still need a refresh.
> If you are a maintainer of an activity on the "needs refresh" list,
> please regenerate the POT and commit it to git.

Aleksey is going to work on putting hooks into git to regernerate the
POT when UI changes have been made, so this request for maintainers to
stay on top of POT recommits may be obsolete soon,


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