[pve-devel] [PATCH manager] ui: node: system: avoid using 'Syslog'

Fiona Ebner f.ebner at proxmox.com
Fri Feb 16 08:56:48 CET 2024

Am 15.02.24 um 19:20 schrieb Dietmar Maurer:
>> The information gathered by the API call comes from the systemd
>> journal. While 'Syslog' could be interpreted as a shorthand for
>> "System Log", it's better to be explicit to avoid any confusion.
>> -		title: 'Syslog',
>> +		title: gettext('System Log'),
> From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syslog
>> In computing, syslog /ˈsɪslɒɡ/ is a standard for message logging.
> IMHO, it is a commonly used technical term, and that is why we
> do not even translate it. Every reasonable admin known what is meant!
> With your change:
> -		title: 'Syslog',
> +		title: gettext('System Log'),
> we now need to translate "System Log" to >20 different languages,
> and I am quite sure those translation makes it less clear what
> it actually refers to.

A lot of people will associate "Syslog" with /var/log/syslog which just
isn't there by default for new PVE 8 installations. I don't see how
translation would be an issue at all. It's the "System log"/"System's
log"/"Log of the system" which surely can be expressed naturally in
different languages too.

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