[kde-community] QtCurve

Yichao Yu yyc1992 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 16:46:23 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Yuri Chornoivan <yurchor at ukr.net> wrote:
> написане Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:55:20 +0200, Yichao Yu <yyc1992 at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Yuri Chornoivan
>>> Just want to notice that QtCurve has well-established translation
>>> infrastructure unlike some recent approved KDE projects. It would be
>>> great to
>>> have it with ready-to-release translations in KDE catalogs. :)
>> As for translation, I actually have a few questions:
>> 1, If the translations of QtCurve is merged with kde-i18n, is it still
>> possible to release the translations along with QtCurve itself? Will
>> this also make it harder to make git package? (like this[1]).
> Sure. Just use release script from kdesdk to download the translations from
> SVN and package QtCurve traball. The ready-to-use tarball can be placed on
> KDE ftp or anywhere else if you like. Not sure if it can be automated for
> the releases without any tag (just a modification hash in git) though.
>> 2, I've noticed that KDE has automatic tools to merge translations into
>> desktop files. I'm wondering if its behavior can be customized. E.g.
>> is it possible to make the merge at build time (not so bad if this is
>> not possible) and can it support non-standard (QtCurve specific)
>> desktop file (or maybe I should call it ini file). I might want to add
>> sth like this to QtCurve in the near future (mainly for the configure
>> system) and I don't think it is a good idea to modify the KDE scripts
>> for QtCurve because I would like to keep the freedom to change how
>> these QtCurve internal files are handled.
> Yes, this can be done. Just name these files with .desktop extension then
> rename them with CMake magic at the installation time.

The problem is not with the extension names, but the names of the
fields. I.e. the names of the fields may not starts with _ and may not
have the standard translatable names (e.g. Name, Comment etc.)

> Example:
> install( FILES
>     sth.desktop
>     RENAME sth.ini
> )
> Hope this helps.
> Best regards,
> Yuri
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