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Re: localisation: status, migration to pootle

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 23:54:09 +0200

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> Mattias Engdegrd wrote on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 19:40:00 +0200:
>>> 8 aug 2013 kl. 08.21 skrev Daniel Shahaf:
>>>
>>>> Mattias Engdegrd 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

Or, as Daniel replied to me offlist, it would also be great if someone
volunteered just for this specific task of soliciting translations
from existing translators when 1.9.0-rc1 is announced (and perhaps
retro-actively poll people for 1.8). This person doesn't necessarily
need to take on more responsibilities.

-- 
Johan
Received on 2013-08-09 23:55:02 CEST

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