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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: "Kid" language
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:02:45 GMT
On 14 March 2013 17:11, Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Jani,
>
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 08:59:34PM +0100, janI wrote:
> > > IIRC the time I build a KID, the language pack does not work, you have
> > > to build a full installation set. I also found the KID thing not
> helpful
> > > at all. IMO it is more useful to set the environment variable
> HELP_DEBUG
> > >
> > Do you mind clarifying "not helpful at all" ?
> >
> > I thought it was a feature our testers used a lot, so I have prepared
> > genLang with a "kid switch" so it later can be expanded to generate the
> > keys. But it is not useful I will of course not do it.
>
> Did you try it on a build? I find more helpful the HelpID:
>
> http://people.apache.org/~arielch/images/HelpIDs.png
> http://people.apache.org/~arielch/images/KIDs.png
>
> Searching for fc45ka is not as helpful as searching for
> CB_REDUCEIMAGERESOLUTION (specially from a developer's perspective, the
> kid will lead you only to the kid SDF file, if I want to know where in
> the source code this is used, I have to do another search:
>
>
> http://opengrok.adfinis-sygroup.org/source/search?q=fc45ka&project=aoo-trunk
>
>
> the Help ID leads you to the source code, all the SDF files, you can
> compare all
> translations quickly using opengrok, you can narrow your search only for
> the source code, or only for l10n, etc.:
>
>
> http://opengrok.adfinis-sygroup.org/source/search?q=CB_REDUCEIMAGERESOLUTION&defs=&refs=&path=&hist=&project=aoo-trunk
>
> In short, I find more useful a non-pro build, where you can activate
> extra warnings for overlapping controls in dialogs, text too long to fit
> in a fixed text, multiple use of the same mnemonic, etc. And you can do
> much with the help ID (it can be activated in a regular build by
> exporting HELP_DEBUG=1
>
thx for the answer, I will try it later tonight but you have convinced (and
I have saved some hours work). I will not implement kid in genLang (should
someone else feel strongly about they can always do it later).

looking forward to getting genLang in trunk.

rgds
jan I.


>
>
> Regards
> --
> Ariel Constenla-Haile
> La Plata, Argentina
>

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