Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237254
bittorrent-gui missing translations
Last modified: 2012-03-18 06:31:18 EDT
Not sure there is much you can do about it, but it is a pity that we ship a
program prominently on the menus that doesn't have translations. In my case, I
noticed the german translations missing, don't know if there are any others.
Curiously, there _is_ a German mo file in the bitorrent package.
Especially as the Fedora 6 version was correctly translated.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
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It is still the case that bittorrent isn't translated in Fedora 8. It was
correctly translated up to Fedora 6 as I already mentioned above.
I cannot change the status and the version myself, so it would be nice if
someone could do that.
The FC6 package, when rebuilt for F8, exhibits the same problem. Similarly, the
current current development package, when rebuilt for FC6, works fine on FC6. So
it would appear that something has changed in the way that translations work in
python since FC6 (perhaps this is a python 2.4 -> python 2.5 issue?).
The bittorrent code handling translations has a lot of crufty stuff for Windows
compatibility (including a settings dialog where the user can override the
system language setting, though this has no effect on Fedora 7 onwards either).
One approach to solving this might be to replace the existing translation code
with the "standard" python code for the job. Unfortunately I know very little
python so this is not something I can do myself.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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It is still wrong in Fedora 10. Haven't tested this in Fedora 11 yet.
So please change the version of this bug.
Just to clarify, the package does include translations but due to a bug I haven't identified yet, has not been able to use those translations since the days of python 2.4.
Is this package still maintained by upstream?
(In reply to comment #9)
> Is this package still maintained by upstream?
No. There is a later version that doesn't suffer from this bug but there is no version later than 4.4.0 that has a GUI that works in Fedora. Upstream is now closed-source.
So shouldn't it be obsoleted in Fedora?
bittorrent was dropped from Fedora for the Fedora 16 release.