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Bug 40226 - RFE: Please make switchdesk use intltool
RFE: Please make switchdesk use intltool
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-11 08:20 EDT by Christian Rose
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-03 15:47:18 EST
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Description Christian Rose 2001-05-11 08:20:13 EDT
Please make switchdesk use xml-i18n-tools.
This will significantly ease, among other things, the translation and
translation maintenance of the
.desktop file.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-28 03:38:54 EDT
Since we have 2 frontends for switchdesk, using xml-i18n-tools in one of them 
wouldn't make much sense (the other would still need extra translations).

Since neither UI uses an xml file, xml-i18n-tools is the wrong tool for the 
Comment 2 Christian Rose 2001-05-28 10:58:02 EDT
Then use xml-i18n-tools for both of them. If you only use it for .desktop files
translation, for example, xml-i18n-tools will only be a compile-time dependency.

And xml-i18n-tools is *not* only for XML translation. .desktop files are not
XML, yet xml-i18n-tools include logic for making translations of those easier
too. This was what I suggested. I never implied switchdesk used XML.
Comment 3 Christian Rose 2002-05-13 11:28:09 EDT
xml-i18n-tools is nowadays called intltool.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-10-26 00:50:44 EDT
I've just been assigned this package and don't have an opinion on
the report just yet.  I figured I would send out a ping first to see
if the issue is still relevant in Red Hat Linux 8.0 or not.

Comment 5 Christian Rose 2002-10-26 03:40:23 EDT
Pong. It's certainly still relevant.
The only translations that switchdesk has in
/usr/share/applications/redhat-switchdesk.desktop on my RHL 8.0 system are the
hard-coded ones, and they're also wrongly encoded. Using intltool would not only
fix so that all existing translations are automatically pulled in, it would also
fix the encoding.
Comment 6 Ngo Than 2004-02-03 15:47:18 EST
it's fixed in switchdesk-4.0.0, which is available in rawhide

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