Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13048
i18n related things
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
The gdm redhat uses is not the exact same as the one as in the cvs of
Gnome. Therefore there are no places that it can be translated, which is
bad. Please add the pot file you use to the redhat email@example.com
Havoc, is this true - are we not including the pot files? If not please add them
and then ask Dale about how we can get this in the RH i18n robot even though its
not in the RH CVS.
The POT file can be buided from SRC package of RH's gdm. The easiest way is to
download gdm-2.0beta2-26.src.rpm from RH's updates, and do:
rpm -Uvh gdm-2.0beta2-26.src.rpm
rpm -bp SPEC/gdm.spec
Yup - and here is fresh gdm.pot
Well. But it seems that SPEC file use old gdm.pot (without changes due to a lot
of external patches). So - can you please update SPEC file to do:
before 'make' in your SPEC file?
Yes will be great if i18n robot can do transparent interface between
translations team and RH. Anyway I would like to submit Czech PO file as a patch
(shoul be used as the last patch in SPEC file).
Sorry - the correct line for SPEC file should be:
( cd po ; make update-po )
because main Makefile know nothing about 'update-po'. This line breaks nothing.
The only problem is that you have to have the gettext package handy for building
And yes - it seems that gdm isn't localized very well. After entering wrong
login name english texts appears on screen. Welcome message seems to be
non-localized too. This is bad as GDM is prefferred default graphical login
after fresh installation.
Created attachment 878 [details]
Czech PO file for GDM. Should be used as last patch in SPEC file (gdm-2.0beta2-26.src.rpm)
The strings "Welcome to %s", "Login:", "Please enter your login" are
untranslated in beta4, although some of the menu items are translated (I use
If even the welcome screen is a translation mish-mash, I doubt many new users
will get a good feeling about their RH system. Marked it as a "Fail" in Depends.
Czech PO file synced to gdm-2.0beta2-34. Could do you add czech PO file to
buiding tree and modify line with ALL_LINUGUAS in configure.in to contain "cs"
language? I will assign patch for SPEC file and fresh cs.po file too.
Created attachment 1634 [details]
Czech PO file - patch for gdm-2.0beta2-34 SPEC file (should be used as last line)
Created attachment 1635 [details]
Fresh cs.po file for gdm-2.0beta2-34
gdm is a much newer version now, should be identical to GNOME CVS version