Heads up to V3 message translators

Lukas Hämmerle lukas.haemmerle at switch.ch
Wed May 18 04:28:02 EDT 2016

Hi Scott

On 07.04.16 03:03, Cantor, Scott wrote:
> Please take note of this commit [1] to address IDP-944. We should
> have laid it out this way originally, but hey, we were learning this
> stuff at the time.

I just got aware of this now, which explains the late response :-)

> Anyway, if you have existing translations split into three files, 

I assume by these three files you mean (for IdPv3.2):
* messages/authn-messages.properties
* messages/consent-messages.properties
* messages/error-messages.properties

> the
> next version of the IdP will be merging them by default into one
> system file

Assuming multiple languages are bundles with the next version, there
would one such (merged) file per language, right?

> and there will be an empty file provided for users to put
> their own messages in.

And I also assume that one has to create additional files to override a
particular string of a language. Is that assumption correct?

> I'm open to us including translations for the new messages.properties
> system file in the next version, as we now can just maintain them as
> system files.

That would be excellent because it would save deployers quite some work
(at least for those whose language was already translated by volunteers,
see [1]).

Best Regards

[1] https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/IDP30/MessagesTranslation

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