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On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:02:52PM +0200, Rimas Kudelis wrote:
2015.01.28 11:20, Stephan Bergmann wrote:

When talking about (developer-side) scripting, is it actually OK to
commit modifications to the translations in the translations git
sub-repo?  My understanding was that such modifications would be
overwritten by the next "import commit" (as typically done by
Andras, AFAIU from some Pootle database).

The process as I see it would be somewhat like the following: when we
have a big enough string change, which can be scripted coming up, it
should be announced at least a few days in advance, that on day X time
Y, this change will land. (...)

On day X time Y, we close down the affected Pootle project, push its
localizations into git, then somebody who's in charge checks them out of
git and runs the script. When the script finishes its work, the
resulting files are committed back to git, imported back to Pootle and
the project is re-opened for translation. Once that is done, an
announcement should be sent to the L10n list with huge thanks for
everyone's patience and kudos to everybody involved in the process. And
we all live happily ever after. :)

While I understand the concerns that underlie your idea, that process
is so heavy that we are just going to lose "drive-by" contributions
like e.g. the commits I did in August 2014 (which possibly no one
noticed and somebody else redid most of the work again

Is there a possibility that git and pootle are more-or-less constantly
kept in sync? For example:

1) a git hook (script run automatically each time a push is done) that
   pushes the changes to pootle as soon as they are pushed to git
   (just like we mirror our git repo(s) to freedesktop).

2) the same from the pootle side, as soon as a translator makes a
   change, it is exported to git.

3) There is a theoretical race condition for conflicts (although the
   window could be kept to a few seconds...). In case of merge
   conflict, error out and mail a human for manual merge?


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