[Kst] Re: translation of kst

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Fri Feb 18 20:13:50 CET 2011

Hi Jaap,

Great to hear from you and the translation team!

kst2 is still being actively developed and we are still using the kde
svn server, etc.

However, when we started the port to QT4, KDE4 was still pretty rough
around the edges (and not released yet), so in the first instance, we
developed for QT4 only.  It is working well
as a tri-platform app (mac, win, linux).  We have been supporting
deb packages in an ubuntu ppa, and are about to try to get it put into the
main debian and ubuntu streams.  I believe that Matt is also supporting
fedora packages.

We have been discussing on and off whether we should convert it back to
a true KDE app, but we have not yet done so.  We are worried that
doing so would make it harder to support on Macs, and also potentially on
Windows.  On the other hand, being in KDE extragear would mean translations!

In anticipation of a potential future switch back to KDE, we have wrapped
QT4's tr() in our own "i18n()".  In principle, it should be translatable, but
I have no idea how to do it, having never done it.

We have not yet written documentation for kst2, but I have tentatively lined
someone up to work on this over the summer.

Directions on how to find and download kst2 on the kst web page (kst.kde.org).

In particular, kst is at "/home/kde/branches/work/kst/portto4/kst" on
the svn server.

What are your thoughts, as a KDE translator, on how we should proceed?

Thanks again!

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Jaap Woldringh
<jjh.woldringh at planet.nl> wrote:
> Hello,
> Now a few years ago I translated kst into Dutch. I am the only person
> (ahum) in the Dutch KDE translation team who can handle this
> specialistic translation, having a university degree in Astronomy,
> Physics and Mathematics (Groningen).
> A few days ago I asked the coordinator of this translation team to send
> me the necessary kst.po's, for the program (which is superb) and it's
> documentation, just to make the translation up to date again.
> He could not find any.
> On my computer, which runs Ubuntu 10.04, the latest LTS version, the kst
> that is in the repositories, is an ancient 1.7.0 version, for KDE
> 3.5.10, which is probably very obsolete.
> Now I ask this:
> Is this program still maintained? I found somewhere that now there exist
> 2 versions, kst1 and kst2, the latter understanding Matlab instructions
> (and so Octave instructions too, I think :), which is really great).
> If so: how do I obtain the necessary most recent kst.po files (GUI and
> documentation)? Even if kst is not a part of KDE anymore (but then why
> am I sent to this email address, if it isn't?), as this program does
> deserve a proper translation, which for me is into Dutch.
> Where can I find the most recent kst(1 and/or 2) programs to install
> them on my computer?
> To whom can I send the translated kst.po files, so that this person can
> commit them for me?
> Thank you very much for your attention,
> Regards,
> Jaap Woldringh
> <jjh.woldringh at planet.nl>
> (a CC goes to the KDE translation team coordinator)
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C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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