LangpacksSpec

Summary

This is about the language packages that provide translations for Xubuntu apps

Rationale

In Dapper Xubuntu translations are split between the base langpacks (Xfce core) as they are not too heavy, and the gnome langpacks as some traditionally Gnome apps are installed by default in Xubuntu.

We need to see if having dedicated Xubuntu langpacks has more benefits than drawbacks. The apps that are in Xubuntu default install and in Gnome language packs are:

  • evince
  • gnumeric
  • update-manager

and possibly more for edgy

Pros:

  • does not increase base langpacks size (even if it's not too much)
  • Xubuntu users do not need the full gnome-langpacks for the few gnome apps

Cons:

  • a new set of language packs which could mean maintenance overhead
  • extra packages needed for a default gnome install if some translations move out

Hmm, now that it's written down it looks like the Cons are weighing more, no need to complicate this.

Use cases

Scope

Design

Implementation

Code

Data preservation and migration

Outstanding issues

BoF agenda and discussion


CategorySpec

Xubuntu/Roadmap/Specifications/Dapper/LangpacksSpec (last edited 2012-07-17 21:25:34 by knome)