gregormi added a comment.
In https://phabricator.kde.org/D7130#132857, @ltoscano wrote:
> In https://phabricator.kde.org/D7130#132425, @gregormi wrote:
> > In https://phabricator.kde.org/D7130#132409, @ltoscano wrote:
> > > Just update the English messages.
> > > More generally, why do we need copies of the system desktop files
(even the ones developed by KDE, org.kde.filelight.desktop?) Isn't there a way
to use the existing desktop files if installed? We don't want to duplicate what
> > KMoreTools provides information about applications (gives hints about
their existence) that are maybe not installed yet. Back then, the idea was to
reuse the translations in the desktop files. Do the duplicate desktop files
cause duplicate translation work?
> > Personally, I also find the desktop file handling a bit clumsy, but
currently I have no better idea.
> It may be duplicated work for translations from KDE (translation memory
helps, but the message can be non aligned anyway).
> This role (show information of non-installed tool) is better suited for
AppData: yes, I also think that these files provide more detailed information
and support should be added in the future. The duplicate translation problem
would remain, though, wouldn't it? Is it possible to exclude a whole directory
from translation? (There one could put pretranslated files taken from the
current distribution of the developer)
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