zope/app/locales/TRANSLATE.txt says:

  After that, you need to merge those changes to all existing
  translations.  You can do that by executing the ``i18nmergeall.py``
  script from the ``utilities`` directory of your Zope 3 checkout:

    $ python utilities/i18nmergeall.py -l src/zope/app/locales

So I tried that and found that in the 13 po files that are present,
over 80 thousand lines were changed (counting all lines in an svn
diff).  Since the files combined have about 100 thousand lines, this
could be called a fairly big change. :)

So: is there a reason this merging is not regularly done anymore?  Or
can I just go ahead and submit those 80 thousand lines?

Perhaps the zope.pot file should also be updated.  I get an error when
trying that though.  This is in a checkout of
svn.zope.org/repos/main/Zope3/trunk, with 'make' and 'make inplace'
executed as they seemed necessary and with the Zope3/src/ dir on my

[EMAIL PROTECTED]:~/svn/Zope3 $ python2.4 utilities/i18nextract.py -d zope -p 
src/zope -o app/locales
base path: '/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/'
search path: /home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope
'site.zcml' location: None
exclude dirs: []
domain: 'zope'
include default domain: True
output file: '/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/app/locales/zope.pot'
Python only: False
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "utilities/i18nextract.py", line 175, in ?
  File "utilities/i18nextract.py", line 163, in main
    maker.add(zcml_strings(path, domain, site_zcml), base_dir)
  File "/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/app/locales/extract.py", line 441, in 
    context = config(site_zcml, features=("devmode",), execute=False)
  File "/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/app/appsetup/appsetup.py", line 111, 
in config
    context = xmlconfig.file(file, context=context, execute=execute)
  File "/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/configuration/xmlconfig.py", line 610, 
in file
    include(context, name, package)
  File "/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/configuration/xmlconfig.py", line 539, 
in include
    f = openInOrPlain(path)
  File "/home/maurits/svn/Zope3/src/zope/configuration/xmlconfig.py", line 427, 
in openInOrPlain
    fp = open(filename)
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 

Ah, pointing the script at site.zcml helps:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]:~/svn/Zope3 $ python2.4 utilities/i18nextract.py -s site.zcml 
-d zope -p src/zope -o app/locales

Then about a thousand lines are changed in the zope.pot file.  So
apparently this is also not done every day. :-) Is it okay to commit
those changes as well (and merge those changes to the po files of

Should i18nextract.py be run with Zope3 trunk or with branches/3.4?
It may very well be that the number of changes are far less big when
run inside that branch.

Internationally yours,

Maurits van Rees | http://maurits.vanrees.org/
            Work | http://zestsoftware.nl/
"This is your day, don't let them take it away." [Barlow Girl]

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