[wp-hackers] Too much translation files

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Thu Feb 16 07:07:58 UTC 2012

> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Diana K. Cury <dianakac at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Before suggest this in Ideas, I want to ask you, there's no way to avoid plugins and themes to send all translation files with it?
>> I noticed that some themes and plugins comes with a bunch of translation files (i.e polldaddy) why not sent only the one matching the locale? At least for when downloading through WP panels.
>> Sorry if I'm saying non-sense :)

Given time, Language Packs will solve this, as translations will be
decoupled from plugins and themes.
Due to the way the plugin zip builder and API works, it's not feasable
to rewrite it and make a new zip for each language (which isn't always
stored in a consistent folder) given the changes LP will make over the
next year.

On 16 February 2012 18:03, Frank Bueltge <frank at bueltge.de> wrote:
> +1; same issue please for screenshots-xx.png
> not usefull for automatic install via backend, different webspaces
> have problems with to much files; but this files are not usefull for
> the activation on install.

For Plugins, I agree, that they're mostly useless at present, but some
plugins use, and expect them to be present. As a result, the new Image
Headers on WordPress.org are stored in an assets folder instead of the
plugins folder, so that the extra images are not pushed to installs..
There'll probably be more enhancements on that in time, but in
general, screenshots can be compressed to ~50kb each as they're not
usually large images (and are only displayed as reasonably small
images), overall, they can make up a smaller percentage of the size
than you may think.

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