How to migrate your 5.0 translation to NetBeans 5.5
We understand that most translations (not translated .properties
NetBeans 5.0 can be re-used in NetBeans 5.5, because the NetBeans 5.5
release is primarily focusing on Java EE 5 and some minor features,
and the NetBeans Platform is stable compared to version 5.0.
Below are the steps to migrate existing translations to 5.5. Please do
not just copy your old files into the release55
branch as is. As you may know, the NetBeans license has been changed
SPL to CDDL, which means that the license information in
Bundle.properties has been updated.
If you are not using OmegaT, please pick up the new English files
translate them again from scratch.
If you're using OmegaT (recommended) or an other translation
tool with translation memory, then follow these instructions:
1. Prepare TMX for OmegaT
If you already have a translation memory file (TMX), please continue to
use it. If not, please prepare it.
Download the Java
.properties Import 1.3 utility to generate a new TMX for OmegaT
This is how:
1. First copy existing translated
files and English original files into the same folder:
(1) Download NetBeans 5.0 source - netbeans-5_0-ide_sources.zip
(2) Unzip netbeans-5_0-ide_sources.zip
Translated files are already under netbeans-src/translatedfiles/src
but they are outdated because
localization usually happens after a final English IDE is out.
For CVS instruction, please refer NetBeans CVS
(3) Get the latest files from CVS release50 branch
% rm -rf translatedfiles
% cvs checkout -r release50
(4) Run <prepare> Ant target in translatedfiles
% ant prepare
Now you have both English and localized
bundles together in the translatedfiles/src-todo
2. Now run the Java
.properties Import 1.3 utility
against the translatedfiles/src-todo directory to generate a TMX file.
There you should specify:
as a source directory to take bundles from
(2) your language
(3) place to put resulting TMX file (you will have to copy it later to
your new project you use to translate NetBeans 5.5)
3. By doing that you have migrated the
old translations into Omega T's translation memory. When you now step
through a current module, the translation memory will propose to you to
fill in existing translations everytime you come across them.
If you have trouble preparing it, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team members can offer assistance.
2. Pick up new l10n-kit
The L10n-kit is a zipped archive that contains
the translatable English files of 5.5.
3. Translate these files with the
Refer to the following doc about how to use it
4. Commit your files to release55
If you don't have write access, please send a zip file to email@example.com.
Also team members with write-access to the CVS can help with the