I don't know if it is a problem with AMOS. I translated some strings in the german language pack de and I tried to get the new strings into my test moodle. I read about the fact that the server generates a new package every hour at xx:45. The last few hours the server did definitly not!
Do you know if the documentation is wrong?
Do you know if there is a problem with the server?
From the moodle docs:
Language pack maintainers have write access into the AMOS strings repository. Therefore they can commit their stage permanently. Once the stage is committed, staged strings are stored in the AMOS repository. Every hour at xx:45, AMOS generates ZIP packages from the most recent snapshot of the repository. These ZIP packages are published at http://download.moodle.org/langpack/2.0/ for download. Moodle sites can install and update language packages automatically from the Site administration > Language > Language packs page.
Since that, no commit to any of "de" packs was done. From my point of view, all is OK. Can you please re-check?
Today the update of the language packs works fine ....
I think that the server http://lang.moodle.org has some problems. I got the mails from this forum thread today on 7th July 2011, 01:30. As you can see we wrote the messages on 5th July 2011, 11:03 and 13:55.
This issue was happened to me, Indonesian lang pack (id).
I have about 3 commits since 24 and 25 Sept 2011, but nothing changes in lang packs page.
It's still show the old status: 2011-03-03 17:30 UTC
Is there any problem with lang packs or I miss something?
[bayu] - ID maintainer
Oops sorry, I checked at different version
It has already updated at 2.1 version (while I check at 2.0).
Well, the cronjob definition is 45 */3 * * * which means it starts every day on 00:45, 03:45, 06:45 etc. (UTC). Then it takes approx. 45 minutes to finish so the new packs are available at download.moodle.org at 01:30, 04:30, 07:30 etc. (again UTC). Look at the footer of http://download.moodle.org/langpack/2.3/ - it shows you when the page was generated.
For your information, as a part of overall improvements of export-zip.php job script (which were done as a part of MDLSITE-2004), we managed to shorten the time needed to build ZIP packages from ~90 minutes to a couple of minutes (usually less than five, depends on translators' activity).
This allowed us to schedule rebuilding ZIP packages every hour again. From now on, the job is executed at the beginning of every hour (at xx:00) and once it finishes, ZIPs are available at the usual location.
This improvement might also increase the overall performance of AMOS a bit as the site does not need to spend valuable resources on generating ZIPs for most of the time now. But this also means we must fix the documentation of this everywhere again
I've just taken a look, and everything seems OK