On 9/10/07, Christian Prochaska <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Since there has been some discussion about the stability of
> translatable strings in the stable branch recently, I'd like to know
> what's your opinion about updates of the SDL client in S2_1.
> Personally, I'd like to keep the S2_1/2.1.x version in sync with the
> trunk version as long as possible (or at least until 2.2 gets
> released), since it's still missing basic features, has several
> usability problems and it's unclear how well I'll be able to catch up
> with future changes in trunk that might require bigger changes to the
> GUI. It's also unclear if a 2.2 version will still compile and run on
> a Pocket PC, which might not be the case anymore if memory usage
> increases too much or if new dependency libraries are added that don't
> compile or work on this platform. So, you see there are several
> reasons to continue work on the SDL client in S2_1, but this will
> surely break translation every now and then. If you consider this to
> be a big problem, a possible solution might be to fork the gui-sdl
> directory in S2_1 and leave one "as is" (fully translated, but hardly
> updated) and the other one untranslated, but with regular updates of
> all kinds. What do you think?
>

My general comment is that gui-sdl may be partially exempted from the
don't-touch-the-strings rule, simply because it still is pretty much
in alpha stage and incomplete. Of the guis only gui-gtk2 should be
treated with care IMO, as it is Freeciv's 'public face.'

Most translations of gui-sdl are terribly incomplete anyways (it was
localized very late)...

 ~Daniel

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