[Kst] Tasks for Google Code-In

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Mon Nov 28 14:54:43 UTC 2011


Thanks for the pointers.  I will look into this switch in the next few
days (when I can find some time to read through everything).

It would be *very* cool to have translations again!


On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Alexander Potashev
<aspotashev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/11/26  <nicolas.brisset at free.fr>:
>> yes, I remember that mail very well, and one mail from this discussion is referenced in the Google Code-In proposal:
>> http://google-melange.appspot.com/gci/task/view/google/gci2011/7134268 which contains very interesting pointers.
>> My idea for this task is to define clearly the steps required to get Kst2 infrastruture set up so that translations can be done as for other KDE apps.
>> I believe that things have changed a bit since KDE switched to git, but nobody in the Kst team is completely aware of how things work now. So a detailed list of steps would be nice, maybe we can even achieve some straight away:
>> - where to put the code? (svn or git, which repository, ...)
> I think, you should firstly try to move Kst code into KDE Playground
> (start reading from here:
> http://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/GitKdeOrgManual#Personal_scratch_repositories).
> I can't guarantee that KDE admins will approve the move of a Qt-only
> application into KDE Playground, so I would recommend to firstly as
> people in the "kde-core-devel" mailing list. Don't forget to say that
> Kst has some plans to optionally support KdeLibs features in the
> future.
>> - how to pass messages on to translators (how to generate .pot files and back, as Marble does)?
> Since all translatable messages in Kst source code are currently
> wrapped in Qt-style "tr()" function calls, you only need a line
> similar to the last line from
> http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=marble.git&a=blob&f=Messages.sh in your
> Messages.sh. Then you enable extraction of messages in your project
> settings at projects.kde.org, and the next day the translation
> template (kst2_qt.pot?) will appear in the KDE SVN.
> A .po translation file can then be converted into a Qt-style .ts or
> .qm file (look here:
> http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=marble.git&a=tree&f=tools/translations)
> when you need to make a Qt-only package for Kst2.
> --
> Alexander Potashev
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C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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