Bug 5748 - Localize release notes in Mageia installer
Summary: Localize release notes in Mageia installer
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-04 13:25 CEST by Y.LE_NY
Modified: 2016-10-12 14:16 CEST (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Y.LE_NY 2012-05-04 13:25:59 CEST
Description of problem:
Donât forget to add the release notes in french in the RC : https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_2_:_Notes_de_Version_-_FR
french users will read something in french when installing Mageia 2.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Mageia 2 Beta3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Anne Nicolas 2012-05-04 13:28:23 CEST
Cannot be done now for Mageia 2 - added for Mageia 3

CC: (none) => ennael1
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 3

Comment 2 Marja Van Waes 2012-05-26 13:07:23 CEST

This bug was filed against cauldron, but we do not have cauldron at the moment.

Please report whether this bug is still valid for Mageia 2.

Thanks :)


Keywords: (none) => NEEDINFO

Manuel Hiebel 2012-08-11 14:02:20 CEST

Keywords: NEEDINFO => (none)
Hardware: i586 => All
Summary: Mageia 2 Beta3 : add french release notes in Mageia installer => Localize release notes in Mageia installer

Manuel Hiebel 2012-09-02 13:14:34 CEST

Severity: normal => enhancement

Comment 3 papoteur 2013-04-04 20:21:37 CEST
For Mageia 3 beta 4 DualCD, this is not yet available.

CC: (none) => yves.brungard_mageia

Rémi Verschelde 2013-04-12 18:56:15 CEST

CC: (none) => i18n-bugs

Comment 4 papoteur 2013-04-13 08:39:22 CEST
Is the feature related to 9619 ?
Localization of help screens.
Comment 5 Marek Laane 2013-04-20 21:34:10 CEST
Probably not - I don't remember nor from Mandriva neither from Mageia times that release notes were ever presented as translated. Maybe it is related with possibility or impossibility to detect network connection at the different stages of installation?
(in any case, if there is possibility to include translations, Estonian one is at https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_3_v%C3%A4ljalaskem%C3%A4rkmed_-_ET)

CC: (none) => bald

Comment 6 Marek Laane 2014-01-23 02:13:05 CET
So, Mageia 4 comes also, just as always in English only release notes, right?

Target Milestone: Mageia 3 => Mageia 4

Comment 7 Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-02-04 15:29:38 CET
(In reply to Marek Laane from comment #6)
I think this bug should closed as wontfix. There are simple reasons:
1- It is an another bargain on translators shoulders; there are teams standing with one person. 
2- I don' t see much interest from translators as seen wiki. There are only two translations, one is incomplete (i'm trying to translate it, Turkish)
3- There won' t be enough time to translate them, as seen in Mageia 4 release; translators work hard on other translations.
4- I think, it is more important and time consuming to translate docs instead of this.
5- If something should be provided with translations is then that should be Errata; it is the most important document that one should read before wiping out his/her hard drive for Mageia.

My 2 cents...

CC: (none) => tarakbumba

Comment 8 Marek Laane 2014-02-04 19:41:06 CET
Being a one-man-team, I can say for myself that I would have found the time to translate release notes (and, of course, Errata, too) besides of UI and documentation IF I would have known they are really used. As of now, I've not very motivated to do it (though I'll do it quite soon, so the people visiting Mageia 4 website have possibility to read them in their own langugage).

So, I'm convinced: be there a reliable method to translate release notes (and errata) AND to show them already at the install time, there would be translations, maybe not for all languages but hopefully for more than just for two or three.
Comment 9 Dick Gevers 2014-11-17 08:06:02 CET
Installer is always prepared in current Cauldron, which is in stages being shown.

Maybe the link to the release notes could be made to work so that it would look for the presence of a translation of the chosen (primary) language RN, and if none found would open the English one?

I suspect there could be more enthousiasm on the part of devs to change this if there were more RN translations available.

Target Milestone: Mageia 4 => Mageia 5
Whiteboard: (none) => 5beta1

Samuel Verschelde 2016-10-12 14:16:21 CEST

Assignee: bugsquad => mageiatools
Target Milestone: Mageia 5 => ---
Whiteboard: 5beta1 => (none)

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