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Re: [opensuse-translation] proposal for organizing translation work
  • From: Klára Cihlářová <cihlarov@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 09:55:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <200712080955.19911.cihlarov@xxxxxxx>
Launchpad is a nice tool for projects developed inside the tool. But when you
need more, like export (to cvs,svn) or working with other format (ts), it
does not provide too much comfort :-(. We will need to have also one more
functionality, integration into the build service. With a proprietary tool
there is only very small chance to have it. And I am not sure, if we want to
use a proprietary tool.

In the past we little played with tools like Pootle. No one from them matched
our requirements without a lot of additional work. There are also some planes
to create localization integration into build service. The work is still in
planning stage and developers will need some input what they should
implement. It would be also very nice to find somebody from localization
community, who will be able to participate on the development. If you like
Ruby, you are welcome.

I think good start to prepare work for developers it to collect all our
requirements on

Dne Friday 07 of December 2007 20:27:31 Gabriel . napsal(a):
I was talking with Elliot Murphy from Canonical regarding Launchpad
( For those who doesn't know Launchpad, it's a web tool
to organize collaboration. Also is the Ubuntu development site (they
host their source, translations, bugs, etc).

The translation tool seems very interesting, it is possible to use the
online tool (and have access to a 800k+ string database) or download
the po file for local work. Also you can have a track of what file is
being translated and by who, and more.

One of the main thing I asked him was about svn support. He's reply
was that Launchpad has native support to a version control tool called
Bazaar, and it's possible to do continuous import from a svn

Maybe we can get some ideas from there, or even use it.

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