[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.10rc1 has been released
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Apr 17 06:15:32 CEST 2008
Barry Warsaw writes:
> There is some validity to the complaint that new releases are blocked
> on translation updates. Our translators do a wonderful, and greatly
> appreciated job, but they're disadvantaged by our suboptimal
> translation process.
Fixing that won't help security releases, though. I don't recall
anybody waiting on translations for the Apache traversal bug.
> I think we also need to find a better way to package non-English
> language support so that updates to languages can happen on their
> own schedule without requiring or blocking the core Mailman
How do you propose to do that, except by releasing English-only
I don't know the details of Python's implementation, but the gettext C
library is already pretty close to optimal on this, isn't it? You
just drop a random .mo file into the right place, and gettext will use
the translation it finds if there's one there, and otherwise spew the
So all you really need is a utility to uninstall (and optionally back
up) the old language file and install the new one in the right place.
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