Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437997
"About this Computer" item (about-this-computer) in gnome-system-monitor needs translation
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:10:08 EDT
(Apologies in advance if this isn't the right place for this..)
The "About this Computer" item was added to the System menu in Rawhide on March 8. It's provided by
about-this-desktop.desktop, in the gnome-system-monitor package.
This is a Fedora-specific feature right now - it''ll be moved upstream sometime after F9. But I don't
want to add a whole transifex module just for one string that will be moved upstream in the next six
How should I go about getting it translated for F9?
To work with PO files: the quickest way would be to dump a POT somewhere in
/cvs/l10n, where translators already have access to. You might need to become a
member of 'cvsl10n' to create it. FWIW, adding that dir also to transifex would
If you'd like to dump the file/s in an existing VCS, add the user 'transif' to
your group and I can enable it via Transifex right away.
To work without PO files: You could just create a wiki page I guess.
Either way, a quick email to fedora-trans-list and a blog post, probably with
ready-to-follow commands, will get enough people to translate it pronto.
Or you could try to request a string freeze break upstream, arguing that the
string is trivial to translate, and that most distribution will ship at least
2.22.1 (but I think you'll have few chance of success).
I am creating a patch now. Please hang on. :)
Just checked out the gnome-system-monitor package. The
about-this-computer.desktop is another source beyond upstream tarball (check
.spec file). I have no idea to create PO files for this file with tools.
Or we should pass the localization of this file to in house L10N team for
generating the .POs?
For the moment, I'm coordinating translation here:
Once we figure out where this goes upstream I'll put the translations in proper .po files.
(In reply to comment #5)
> For the moment, I'm coordinating translation here:
> Once we figure out where this goes upstream I'll put the translations in
proper .po files.
Do we have still any time left for this task? I think, I can help you with
getting some of the languages translated...
RC1 is a week away, so.. there's a little time left, yes.
Created attachment 302840 [details]
Untranslated "About this Computer" screenshot from Punjabi desktop...
Attaching screenshot here to give an idea where exactly the message is
More than 30 languages are now in the list. You can see the translation is
updated now: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/WillWoods/AboutThisComputer
Reassigning to package owner and QE component of the package to rebuild the
package with the latest translations...
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This patch has been sent upstream; once accepted, further translation work
should be done as normal for GNOME.