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[Subclipse-users] Re: Subclipse contribution desired -- fragment projects for language packs

From: Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_md.pp.ru>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 16:42:42 -0400

Mark Phippard wrote:
>> Oh, the idea is actually very simple. It allows anyone to participate into
>> translation using provided web UI at http://babel.eclipse.org/babel/ and
>> help to keep track of all missing properties. Basically user can translate
>> one property at a time. Then once translation is complete maintainers can
>> package it with distribution. That is all.
>>
> So is the main benefit that all the translations are stored centrally
> and if your application uses words and phrases that have already been
> translated you essentially get those for free?
>
  I'd say that main benefit is that community can participate into
translation without any knowledge or even any local installation or code
checkout. That is what the web UI is for (you need to login using your
eclipse.org Bugzilla account to see it).

>> You can take Babel server code and install it in your own environment.
>> Though I am not sure if it support svn repositories yet.
>>
> It seems like it would only be of value if it came with the
> translations. I was thinking Babel created their own "language packs"
> and you used some new API to get translations from them. That would
> obviously be fairly invasive to use, but overall it seems like it
> would better as you would only need to install one language pack.
>
  I don't think it does that. At least not now.

  regards,
  Eugene

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