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Re: localisation: status, migration to pootle

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 16:41:52 +0200

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
> Mattias Engdegård wrote on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 19:40:00 +0200:
>> 8 aug 2013 kl. 08.21 skrev Daniel Shahaf:
>>
>>> Mattias Engdegård wrote on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 23:43:36 +0200:
>>>> Sorry about the late reply; I rarely have time to read the
>>>> development
>>>> list. It seems unlikely that many translators do - how are they
>>>> notified
>>>> about the need to update their translations? It is common to have
>>>> this as
>>>> an explicit step in the release process; perhaps I have missed the
>>>> broadcasts so far.
>>>>
>>>
>>> We don't have such a step. I don't know if such announcements have
>>> been
>>> sent, but .de translator Jens Seidel also expressed interest in having
>>> such --- so perhaps we [c|sh]ould do that in the future.
>>
>> Please consider that a strong suggestion then. After all, there can be
>> no surprise at the lack of translations if nobody thought of telling the
>> translators.
>>
>> The usual way is to alert the translators when a release is about to be
>> made, but leaving them some time to actually do the work -- maybe a week
>> or two. It could be a good idea to notify them each time a new release
>> branch is forked off as well, since a lot of strings may have changed
>> from the previous release and that will give a little more time for
>> preparation.
>
> Should we retroactively send a round of "Hey, 1.8.x has been released,
> please update translations on trunk and 1.8.x" ?
>
> Can you update docs/community/releasing.part.html or roadmap.html with
> a reminder to consider sending a Call For Translations to translators?

Just following this discussion from a distance, but: do we have a
"translation manager" [1]? Seems like this "alert the translators"
task (and keeping tabs on whoever are the current active translators
to keep in the loop) is a pretty good fit for such a person. If we
don't have an active translation manager at this time, perhaps someone
would like to volunteer?

[1] http://producingoss.com/en/share-management.html#translation-manager

-- 
Johan
Received on 2013-08-09 16:42:47 CEST

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