Closed Bug 419614 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

missing multi language feature in lightning.xpi


(Calendar :: Lightning Only, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: andreas.treumann, Assigned: ause)


the lightning.xpi contains only en_US, but the build should be multi lingual.

See chrome.manifest:

locale calendar en-US jar:chrome/calendar-en-US.jar!/locale/en-US/calendar/
content calendar jar:chrome/calendar.jar!/content/calendar/
skin calendar classic/1.0 jar:chrome/calendar.jar!/skin/classic/calendar/
locale lightning en-US jar:chrome/lightning-en-US.jar!/locale/en-US/lightning/
Flags: blocking-calendar0.8?
the according Makefile checks for existing localisations in a l10n directory beside the mozilla tree. by default there isn't one on the non-l10n tinderboxes. to get multi-language lightning.xpi there are two options (with different pros and cons):
- modify the l10n tinderbox to supply multi-language lightning too
- run lightning tinderboxes with MOZ_CO_LOCALES set
Ause, what are the different pros and cons?
here's my, probably incomplete, list

first solution (l10n tb):
- pro: no additional l10n tree (means diskspace, checkout)
- con: two lightning.xpi. one en-US only, the other localized
- con: unknown amount of tweaking to get a non-building tb to create a lightning.xpi

second solution (extra l10n tree):
- con: additional l10n tree
- con: unknow sideeffects when setting MOZ_CO_LOCALES
- pro: no further implementation required
reading the list again, i tend to the second option ;)
I don't know who and how he is making it, but the release versions were always multi-lingual...

Is it really needed to get a multi-language nigthly?
It would still be possible by manually changing the locales AFTER the build - but is it's worth the trouble?
Ause, Andreas: Why should this bug block 0.8? Are we currently unable to create multilang-XPIs?
as you can see, there aren't any, except for the two boxes that still build to experimental tree where i already activated option two.
I checked this with the latest nightly builds 2008030502. The multilanguages feature is available now -> set this issue to WFM. 
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Flags: blocking-calendar0.8? → blocking-calendar0.8-
Flags: blocking-calendar0.8-
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