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Re: [opensuse-wiki] Wiki Translations (was: Romanian Wiki Translation)
  • From: Liviu Damian <dazzle.digital@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:32:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <200601200932.11959.dazzle.digital@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

On Friday 20 January 2006 00:39, Peter Flodin wrote:
> As the openSUSE project is continuing on its journey, I am sure that
> we all sometimes wonder what the real interest is, and the size of
> its community.

Yes, that's true. I hope they won't disappoint us. There are already too
many delays and that's not a good thing. Of course there are a lot of
good things. The initiative to make IRC Sessions is a good one. The
fact that they listen to our needs is another good one. The integration
of SSP is good too (I'm wondering if my project had something to do
with that decision :-) ). Making AppArmor open source is also
excellent.

> If anything, I think that the numerous unsolicited translations that
> have sprung up, shows that there is a small army of people that are
> just itching to contribute to this project (and won't let some
> technical problem with multiple wiki instances stand in their way
> :-).

I don't know how good is this. In my opinion we must respect a
centralized and organized form of development. Users beginning to
translate what pages they want in the wiki can make the organization of
the wiki more difficult.
As jdd said in the last e-mail he sent on this list, the inter-wiki can
begin. The administrators of the wiki can copy/paste the current
translation. Of course I don't know how good is this. There will surely
be problems with QA, and the translated wiki's won't look good from the
outside if the QA is not meet.

> As the stats on the translated pages shows, they are much wanted:
>
> DE-Download (88542 views)
> ES-Download (18756 views)
> Téléchargements (12448 views)
> IT-Download (3303 views)
> NL-Download (2814 views)
> Download Simplified Chinese 下载 (2190 views)
> PT-BR-Download (891 views)
>
> As an aside, the English download page has an impressive:
> Download (1884246 views)

Maybe because that was the first one made and because the Download link
in the home page points to the English page :-)

Cheers,
--
Liviu Damian
Mobile phone: +40 741 226993
URL: http://liviudm.blogspot.com

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