[vlc-devel] stringreview before 0.7.1

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Sat Jan 17 19:13:35 CET 2004

Hi All,

As there are several very annoying bugs in 0.7.0, as you may have 
noticed when you spend time on the ml, forums and irc, it is key that 
we start ramping up for a 0.7.1 release soon now. Part of what needs to 
be done for this release is a very serious review of all the strings in 

I'm thinking next weekend, and there should be at least about 5-8 
persons on the job. I think we could best divide the code between those 
persons. In case of questions you can then turn to IRC to ask one of 
the others. ALL the files should be read completely. It's a tedious 
job, but it needs to get done and with many people working together, it 
will only take an hour or two.

I'm on the job of course, gibalou and murray have also agreed to help 
out, but we need more people. So, signup now and let us get this mess 
sorted out :)
I'm also very interested in things you think need to be changed or 
'need to conform' to a certain standard...

We need to look for:
- untranslated strings which should be translated (that means "" -> 
_("") etc.)
- incorrect phrasing of strings.
- duplicity or rather lack there off, which results in something having 
to be translated 4 times
- missing information which should be there ( i'm thinking preferences )
- correctness and usefulness of the existing strings. (also thinking 
about prefs )
- punctuation usage ( start lines with a capital, end with a . etc.)
- stuff that shouldn't be translated, but atm is. ("mms://")
- consistent usage of either the word modules or the word plugins (and 
similar cases)

Let me know if there is anything else you think is important.
I'll write a short 'guide book' before the weekend, so we don't need to 
spend endless time discussing on IRC.


Universiteit Twente
Derk-Jan Hartman (d.hartman at student.utwente dot nl)

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