Re: GNOME Advisory Board Member Interviews
- From: "Aron Xu" <aronmalache 163 com>
- To: foundation-list <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: GNOME Advisory Board Member Interviews
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:10:18 +0800 (CST)
I am doing translations on Simplified Chinese, it's true that we cannot avoid duplication of effort sometime. What's more important, many translators prefer doing such work on platforms such us launchpad.net rather than just facing the original po files, because they think using a web interface can be more convenient and don't need to care about merging pot, check file format, etc. But the problem is also there as everyone knows, it's difficult for translators to control the quality because it's not easy to keep only specified persons working on specified files in the same time up to now. So we cannot using the files from it directly. Upstream translators have to review everything if he/she wants to make them into our upstream translation. Since translating GNOME is a huge project, that's not very easy to avoid all of the shortcomings: duplication of effort, difficulty on quality assurance, wider participation on upstream work. We have to lose some of them when we make any decision on means of working.
On 2009-08-14,"Claude Paroz" wrote:
>Le mercredi 12 août 2009 à 22:19 -0600, Stormy Peters a écrit :
>> Collaboration among advisory board members: Now that we have a sys
>> admin team in place would like to find ways that we can collaborate
>> better. Mentioned an article by J5 that talked about that RH, Novell
>> and others are less involved because of the maintenance burden.They
>> spend time on money on things like translations. No process to get
>> them upstream and so they do it all over again next year.
>> Ideas for collaborating between advisory board members:
>> 1. Translations.
>Thanks for this interesting report. I was a little surprised by the part
>about translation. Where are those translators ? Our i18n process is
>completely open, so I don't understand why they do not contribute
>upstream in the first place.
>Would be great to have more details about this issue.
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