## Development git patches » History » Version 7

*tan, 01/07/2010 08:02 PM *

small cosmetic fixup and corrected the 'git add' information

1 | 1 | tan | h1. Creating Translation git patches |
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3 | 1 | tan | {{toc}} |

4 | 1 | tan | |

5 | 1 | tan | h2. About these instructions |

6 | 1 | tan | |

7 | 1 | tan | There are two sets of instructions here; one for first-time setup, one for already existing setups. |

8 | 1 | tan | |

9 | 1 | tan | h2. First-time setup |

10 | 1 | tan | |

11 | 1 | tan | 1. Create a directory to hold the git repository |

12 | 1 | tan | <pre>$ mkdir quassel-dev |

13 | 1 | tan | $ cd quassel-dev</pre> |

14 | 1 | tan | |

15 | 1 | tan | 2. Create a git copy of the master from git.quassel-irc.org |

16 | 1 | tan | <pre>$ git clone git://git.quassel-irc.org/quassel.git</pre> |

17 | 1 | tan | |

18 | 1 | tan | 3. Change into your new copy of the git repository |

19 | 1 | tan | <pre>$ cd quassel</pre> |

20 | 1 | tan | |

21 | 3 | tan | 4. Set your personal preferences |

22 | 3 | tan | <pre>$ git config --global user.name "Your full name here" |

23 | 3 | tan | $ git config --global user.email "your.email@address.here"</pre> |

24 | 1 | tan | |

25 | 1 | tan | 5. At this point you have your very own working copy of the central git repository which you can make changes to. Now is a good time to fire up your favorite .po-editor, and start editing your language file (you should edit the file in your local git repository). |

26 | 1 | tan | As an example based on the path I've used here, the Norwegian Bokmaal translation file: <pre>~/quassel-dev/quassel/po/quassel_nb_NO.po</pre> |

27 | 1 | tan | |

28 | 2 | tan | When you have edited the file(s), you should follow the steps in the "Existing setups" below to create the git patch file(s). |

29 | 1 | tan | |

30 | 1 | tan | h2. Existing setups |

31 | 1 | tan | |

32 | 1 | tan | Here, I assume you have either followed the instructions above, or already have a git repository clone from the master. |

33 | 4 | tan | Also, I expect that you are inside the local 'quassel' repository as per 3. in the "First-time setup" above. |

34 | 1 | tan | |

35 | 4 | tan | 1. If you want to keep your local repository up to date with the central one, you just need to synchronize |

36 | 4 | tan | <pre>$ git pull --rebase</pre> |

37 | 4 | tan | |

38 | 4 | tan | 2. After you have done your changes to the .po file for your language, you can chech that the changes are recorded by git |

39 | 1 | tan | (all your changes will be shown, press <space> to move one page further, and <q> to stop showing the differences/changes) |

40 | 3 | tan | <pre>$ git diff</pre> |

41 | 1 | tan | |

42 | 7 | tan | 3. Then it's time to add your changes to the local index (change <path-to-file> with complete path to your .po-file) |

43 | 7 | tan | <pre>$ git add <path-to-file></pre> |

44 | 3 | tan | |

45 | 4 | tan | 4. You then commit the changes you have done (which will give some feedback like the one I've provided below) |

46 | 6 | tan | (You should change the "Fixed some small inconsistencies" text with some short description of your changes) |

47 | 3 | tan | <pre>$ git commit -m "Fixed some small inconsistencies." |

48 | 3 | tan | [master edc8b8a] Fixed some small inconsistencies. |

49 | 3 | tan | 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)</pre> |

50 | 3 | tan | |

51 | 4 | tan | 5. You can now check the status of you git repository (which will give some feedback like the one I've provided below) |

52 | 1 | tan | <pre>$ git status |

53 | 3 | tan | # On branch master |

54 | 3 | tan | # Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit. |

55 | 1 | tan | # |

56 | 1 | tan | nothing to commit (working directory clean)</pre> |

57 | 1 | tan | |

58 | 4 | tan | 6. You then create the actual patch-file (note that the name of the file is the description provided in 4. above) |

59 | 1 | tan | <pre>$ git format-patch origin/master |

60 | 1 | tan | 0001-Fixed-some-small-inconsistencies.patch</pre> |

61 | 4 | tan | |

62 | 4 | tan | 7. Congratulations! :-) |

63 | 4 | tan | This file is now ready and you can send it to: devel _at_ quassel-irc.org. |

64 | 4 | tan | |

65 | 4 | tan | h2. The Process |

66 | 4 | tan | |

67 | 4 | tan | The process of keeping a translation up to date, is simply summed up as "git add / commit / format-patch". |

68 | 4 | tan | But you also need to follow what's written in the README.Translations file in the 'quassel/po' directory. Here's an excerpt from it: |

69 | 4 | tan | |

70 | 4 | tan | bq. In order to create or update a translatable file, run the following command |

71 | 5 | tan | in the directory po/: |

72 | 4 | tan | |

73 | 4 | tan | bq. ./update.sh xx |

74 | 4 | tan | |

75 | 4 | tan | bq. where xx is the two-letter language code according to ISO 639 (which, |

76 | 4 | tan | if needed, may be suffixed by a country code according to ISO 3166). |

77 | 4 | tan | Quassel will automatically load these translation files based on the |

78 | 4 | tan | system locale. Examples for valid codes: de, en_US |

79 | 4 | tan | |

80 | 4 | tan | bq. You can open translation files with poedit for example and add/edit translated strings. |

81 | 4 | tan | |

82 | 4 | tan | bq. The *.po files can and should be kept in sync with the source code by running |

83 | 4 | tan | update.sh regularly (existing translations won't be removed). |

84 | 4 | tan | |

85 | 4 | tan | bq. NOTE: Remember to remove X-Virgin-Header line if you want to preserve your header. |

86 | 4 | tan | |

87 | 4 | tan | Note that the X-Virgin-Header line referred to above, is inside the .po-file for your language. |