[wp-hackers] Too much translation files

Diana K. Cury dianakac at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 17:19:17 UTC 2012

Yes, too much screenshots are gret on plugin repo site but not in folders. 
Maybe someone could write a plugin for cleaning those files sigh...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Bueltge" <frank at bueltge.de>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:27 AM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Too much translation files

> Hello Dion,
> thanks for this reply and outlook.
> Yes, i think the traffic for language and image files is often only a
> small part; but more and more plugins have great documentation,readme
> and screenshots on the wp-repo; its great and usefull.
> Maybe its possible to add screenshots, only for this documentaion on
> the repo to add to the assets folder; there is not in the focus of an
> install.
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Dion Hulse (dd32) <wordpress at dd32.id.au> 
> wrote:
>>> 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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