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I have a branch in Launchpad that's set to automatically import translations to the branch. However, I noticed that there have been a lot of 'useless commits' lately where the translation files would be updated even though there were no changes to them.

For example, this revision:

fr.po:17
- "X-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2011-05-01 05:32+0000\n"
+ "X-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2011-05-02 05:32+0000\n"

Why are the translations getting updated when there are no actual changes?

Notice on this page that the modification times are for last year:

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This is due to the '"Bouncing" between branch imports and branch exports.' bug, to which I'd suggest you to add a comment to bring it to the attention of developers.

On the other hand, I've had a look at the translations settings for your project and I see that you are using automatic exports but not automatic imports. Is there any reason for that?

Cheers, David.

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There's no reason... I guess I just don't quite understand how translation importing / exporting works. –  Nathan Osman May 3 '11 at 20:27

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