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Subject: Re: Misc questions + fading patch
From: Daniel Stenberg (
Date: 2003-08-22

On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Eric Lassauge wrote:

> - messages in plugins: what is the prefered (?) method for translating the
> messages in the plugins: main .lang file (and use the str() function in the
> plugin code) or a lang file for each plugin ? I think nothing was said on
> the list for that.

I don't think anyone has cracked this nut yet. We don't want to pollute the
main language file with plugin-related strings, and having one language file
for each plugin seems a bit excessive in my eyes...

> - I thought by reading the mailing list that the plugins could be accessed
> through a generated runtime menu, how can this be achieved ? All that I
> could do is "play" the .rockbox/rocks/<name>.rock file :-<

This is made reality with the .rockbox browsing patch. I really hope we'll get
that beauty added to the main code soon.

> - several strings are #defined or hardcoded in the code in several places:
> for example:
> - favorites.h: FAVORITES_FILE ,
> - playlist_menu.c:DEFAULT_PLAYLIST_NAME,
> - tree.c:"root"

> Is'nt it better to have them in the lang file or in the configuration
> options ?

They must not be in language files, as they are not language dependent.

I would say they *could* be made configurable, but that come at a price.
What's the benefit of doing it?

> - francais.lang is rather obsolete (I didn't send my version of this file
> because I modified it for the player 11 cells LCD)

No french speaking person updated it and submitted a patch. There's nothing us
non-french speakers can do about it.

> - I was wondering if many people use the "volume fade" options.

I personally do not.

 Daniel Stenberg -- --

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