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Re: Replication references

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Replication references
Date: 2011-06-22 16:03:24
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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 23:45, Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> On 20 June 2011 21:40, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I know we've  had some discussions around what to do with the Slony
>>> support.. But it's there now, and IIRC the deal was we keep it.
>> That was the deal. FWIW, I consider our Slony support to be less than
>> useless, in that it is basically a GUI analogue to writing a long
>> Slonik script full of apparently redundant entries.
>>> I would, however, suggest that we rename it to actually be "slony
>>> replication" rather than "replication". Or "Use slony" rather than
>>> "Use replication". Calling it "replication" without qualifying it
>>> causes confusion to many users (came across it with a client just
>>> today, and it's not the first time).
>>> I realize we're fairly close to release - is this doable for 1.14, or
>>> will that fsck things up for translators?
>> +1
>> It isn't that hard to translate a few strings into all supported
>> languages. If a translator isn't available to translate those few
>> strings (and they'd have to not be answering any e-mail for that to be
>> the case, and it will take them less than 5 minutes), that's likely to
>> be in a language that isn't so widely spoken  - it certainly won't be
>> French or German. I'd be willing to live with a poor machine
>> translation for a little while for those languages. If someone
>> complains, the complaint is likely to be all we need to fix the
>> problem ourselves.
> So, something like this. I went with calling the field inthe dialogs
> "Use Slony" rather than "Use Slony replication", simply because the
> second option is very long - much much longer than anything else
> there, leading to a lot of wasted space.
> Comments?

It should be "Slony Replication" for the menu and the collection
factory name, not "Slony replication". Otherwise it seems OK.

I would like to hear from Guillaume before breaking the translations though.

Dave Page
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