[Openstack-i18n] Complete translations are big

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Thu May 8 16:01:07 UTC 2014

On 05/08/2014 05:46 PM, Douglas Fish wrote:
> I've come across this review for automated translations coming into Horizon
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/91523/  It concerns me that it has over a
> half million LOC in it, and many of these languages have near 0
> translation.  (I checked here:
> https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/horizon/).  0 translation languages
> have just as many lines as full translations; they are just shorter.
> I can't give you a specific well-defined issue about why this concerns me,
> but I'm worried about things like how big it might make our distributions,
> or adding time to how long it takes to clone a new Horizon instance, or use
> devstack.
> I've chatted a bit about this in #openstack-horizon. ajaeger has pointed
> out to me that this isn't the biggest patch we've had for translations.
> This one, for example, is 5 million lines:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/67521/  This doesn't entirely satisfy me
> because git clone https://review.openstack.org/openstack/openstack-manuals
> is taking several minutes for me this morning (full disclosure:  I am
> having some network flakiness today).  I'd hate for Horizon to take
> anywhere near that long to clone.
> Also in #openstack-horizon jpich has shared that we intend to prune some of
> these langauges out of Horizon as we approach the release.  Maybe it would
> be best to begin that pruning now, to avoid late dev cycle churn?
> Does anyone else share my concern about the large size of these
> translations?  Particularly the translations that have near 0 translated
> strings.

I was wondering as well whether it makes sense to download and track 
completely untranslated files.

What about downloading only files that have are at least 50 % 
translated? I can enhance the scripts for all projects if that is 
consensus moving forward,

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