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[wtp-dev] Re: [babel-dev] Identifying (and externalising) untranslated strings

Well, no, I haven't.  I was just trying to ask a general development
question, and Antoine turned it into a cross-project bug report
snowball! ;-)

My followups to wtp-dev and birt-dev were really for the sake of
completeness.  (I was going to follow up to cross-project, reluctantly,
but fortunately I was able to identify the offending projects in this
particular case.)

Without some sort of hypothetical tool to tell me which plugin created a
GUI control, I really wouldn't know where to report some of the NL
issues mentioned below.  I can identify at least six different projects
behind these unexternalised strings, but it could be up to eleven, for
all I know.

Well, I'll make it eleven to be sure (unless I identify more of the
projects along the way).  At least that way the bug titles should be
descriptive/specific, and they shouldn't need to be subdivided.  I shall
reply to this thread (in babel-dev only) with the bug numbers.

Regards

Sean.

Tod Creasey wrote:
> 
> Sean have you logged bugs for these?
> 
> Tod
> 
> 
> *Sean Flanigan <sflaniga@xxxxxxxxxx>*
> Sent by: babel-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 19/01/2009 12:38 AM
> Please respond to
> Babel committers mailing list <babel-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> 	
> To
> 	birt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx, wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> cc
> 	Babel committers mailing list <babel-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject
> 	Re: [babel-dev] Identifying (and externalising) untranslated strings
> 
> 
> Apologies for the dev-spam, but I finished going through all the
> Preferences nodes, and found a few buried more deeply:
> 
> WTP:
> * Web Services/Axis2 Preferences
>                 and contents of this node (both tabs)
> * Web/JavaServer Faces Tools (and subtree: FacesConfig Editor,
> Libraries, Validation, Views, JSP Tag Registry)
>                 preference node names
>                 and all node contents
> 
> BIRT:
> * Report Design/Bidirectional Properties
>                 and contents
> 
> As with my previous list, these strings have apparently been hard-coded
> in English [as of the Ganymede-SR1 release].  Please, externalise your
> strings!  As Antoine said, ask babel-dev if you need help.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Sean.
> 
> Antoine Toulme wrote:
>> I am adding the cross-project list in CC.
>>
>> Committers, if you find an unexternalized string in the list below is
>> part of your plugin, please act on it. Please do not reply to
>> cross-project, please reply to babel-dev if you have an idea to make
>> this easier or need help.
>>
>> For now I don't see a better way of dealing with this problem.
>>
>> Thanks for reading, and thanks Sean for bringing this to our attention.
>>
>> Antoine
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:54 PM, Sean Flanigan <sflaniga@xxxxxxxxxx
>> <mailto:sflaniga@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>>
>>     I'm testing the Babel pseudo langpacks [editA: the pseudo langpacks
>>     are just the english strings prefixed with a number to identify
>>     them] with eclipse-jee-ganymede-SR1
>>     [plus JBoss Tools pseudo langpacks], and ending up with a fair
> number of
>>     unexternalised strings.  For instance, in Preferences, these category
>>     names are coming up in plain English:
>>
>>     - Agent Controller
>>     - Data Management
>>     - Install/Update
>>     - JPA
>>     - Profiling and Logging
>>     - Remote Systems
>>     - Tasks (Mylyn)
>>     - Test (TPTP)
>>     - Usage Data Collector (Mylyn?)
>>     - XML (Webtools?)
>>
>>     In some cases, I can hazard a guess as to which project provides that
>>     Prefs page.  In others, two minutes of research, or someone more
>>     knowledgable, should identify the project easily enough.  But that's
>>     still pretty coarse-grained.
>>
>>     Anyone know of any shortcuts for identifying the exact source of a
>>     string, other than grepping the relevant projects' source trees
> for the
>>     string in question, and hoping it's unique?
>>
>>     Any AOP tricks that log a stack trace when creating SWT objects?
>>     Perhaps an SWT option which provides tooltips identifing the plugin
>>     which created a GUI control?
>>
>>     Or is it just a matter of running the Externalize Strings wizard
> on the
>>     relevant project(s), and seeing what pops out?

-- 
Sean Flanigan

Senior Software Engineer
Engineering - Internationalisation
Red Hat

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