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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Action List - Volunteers Needed
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2001 08:55:39 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: Action List - Volunteers Needed


> On 10 Dec 2001, Magesh Umasankar <umagesh@rediffmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > How do we solve the messages out-of-sync problem in
> > the Oepn-Source world?
> 
> (1) Don't accept any submissions with hard-coded (i.e. not loaded from
> resources) messages.
> 
> (2) Don't accept any submission without English messages.
> 
> (3) Default to an English locale if a message cannot be found in the
> current locale.
> 
> All this won't guarantee that we are never running out-of-sync, but it
> will guarantee that you will always get an error message (unlike Sun's
> ProjectX XML parser that would issue messages like "P76" in a German
> locale 8-).
> 
> We should only guarantee that Ant messages are completely localized
> for (US?) English locales.  Chances for German and French are quite
> good as well (judging from the number of users who speak these
> languages, not because of Stephane or me), but we shouldn't raise
> expectations we cannot meet.

how will the unit tests be handled? All those expectException() calls?


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