Ubuntu Packaging Guide is progressing nicely
I’m quite happy with the progress the Packaging Guide is making. We managed to fix a bunch of bugs this cycle and most importantly we got it into Ubuntu and made it translatable. We only opened translations a couple of weeks ago, but some language teams have been hard at work:
- pt_BR.po (18%)
- ja.po (14%)
- ru.po (9%)
- es.po (5%)
- id.po (4%)
- nl.po (1%)
- sv.po (0%)
At UDS we decided that for translations which came to a percentage of completion of >= 70% we would build separate packages for those languages. Up until to that percentage we will only keep the translations in Launchpad.
This means there is still some way to go for all of us, but this is a great great step already. Thanks a lot for your hard work on this!
There are obviously many more bugs to fix and we’d love your help.
- #885317 add info how to get in touch with other developers, find work, etc
- #890273 Explain that it’s helpful to split up big changes into multiple commits
- #922576 Encourage new contributors to check out code and toy around
- #841946 Advertise ‘setup-packaging-environment’ in getting-set-up article
- #973887 patches-to-packages refers/links to non existing loom information
- #816427 Mention http://screenshots.debian.net/upload in the packaging-from-scratch sections
- #1006747 Advertise and mention development release
- #1041256 Cover ‘deb-src’ line in getting-set-up
- #1042278 lp-propose doesn’t require you to click on “propose for merging”
Make it prettier:
One bug we’d love to see some help with is #1043232 Packaging Guide FTBFS - it looks like the build fails due to Japanese translations. Right now all translations are disabled, which serves as a workaround for now.
Thanks again to everyone who helped out with the Packaging Guide. Your help has got many many contributors on their way. Keep up the good work!