New tool for tracking L10n commits

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Fri Sep 2 09:57:35 EDT 2011

Dear All,

One of the things that can be confusing is keeping track of whether a
given PO file that has been completed has been committed by the
language admin or not.

Activity developers can see this relatively easily by looking at the
commit log for their specific activity, but when you want to track
more than one activity (or an entire project of PO files or a
release), it is simply impractial to examine many individual commit

We have created a new mailing list to assist in tracking down this information.

Aleksey Lim has configured the Sugar Labs git system (Gitorious) to
send a message to this list every time that a language admin (via the
proxy git user Pootle) makes a commit of a PO file.  Please note that
because eToys is hosted in it's own repository, this system will not
report commits from eToys at the moment.  There may be one or two
Honey activities still hosted at OLPC which will also not report
Pootle commits yet.

This is not the sort of mailing list that you necessarily want to
subscribe to and it is certainly not a mailing list where you should
be posting comments.  This is basically a utility for archiving in one
place a listing of the commits made by the git user Pootle, similar to
the way that the commits list or the bugs list are archives of actions
happening in other pieces of the infrastructure.

Pootle error messages can sometimes be very obscure.  For instance,
the error message you get when trying to commit a PO file that has
already been committed (and not changed since) can be confusing.
Hopefully the archives of this new pootle-commits mailing list will be
helpful to localizers, language admins, release managers, and others
looking for a quick snapshot of current commit status of a bunch of PO
files in a given language.

Thanks to Bernie Innocenti for setting up the new mailing list and to
Aleksey Lim for configuring the Sugar Labs git to communicate with it.

Warmest Regards,

Sugar Labs Translation Team Coordinator

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