Re: integrating vertimus in damned-lies

since it seems that everyone wants some kind of tracking in damned-lies
I have created a page in l.g.o:

so feel free to improve or extend its content ;)

exporting a xml with the registered people to make the gnome-about
sounds great!

rewriting damned-lies to something else I don't think its doable (at
least for me), it looks like trying to kill flies with bombs, I mean, we
want to add some functionality to damned-lies, not rewriting it, and I
think it isn't crappy (from performance or design) that we have to make
another tool from the scratch (or reusing something as others have

maybe we can try to agree with what we want to make this tracking thing
and then start looking at all the possibilities :)

El dc 25 de 07 del 2007 a les 01:13 +1245, en/na Baris Cicek va
> > > 
> > > +1 on RSS. TBH I don't really know how GNOME LDAP works, but if we can
> > > separate the coordinator(s) (people having GNOME SVN accounts) and
> > > contributors (people without having commit access), I +1 that too.
> > 
> > About the integration with the GNOME LDAP: you probably want to discuss
> > with the sysadmins or Baris. It's certainly doable.
> It's doable in one extend. But that also means any anonymous one can
> have an LDAP account as a translator. This might have some security
> issues, of which sysadmins should think.
> For damned-lies I was thinking a basic structure like, anyone can
> register himself or herself and choose his/her name from a pull down
> which should be near the module name. And team coordinator can basically
> approve it upon team configuration. (Some teams might not need that)
> This data is not very trivial actually, and a basic xml output of the
> translators can be exported for usage in some other places (like in
> GNOME About dialog with a new translators list part, or as a seperate
> section in Release Notes). 
> On register page of damned lies, team coordinators can also put a
> welcome message (ie. "Thanks for translating GNOME into our language,
> please subscribe to foo mailing list which we discuss translation issues
> etc.") in their own language. 
> As a rule of thumb, just to keep it as simple as possible. Making a bot
> system is like Rosetta in launchpad. It sounds alright for a
> distribution because at the end it's just one entity which is in charge
> of "everything". But I think GNOME should be more individual contributor
> oriented. Therefore this kind of centralized systems might scare
> individual people to contribute. 
> Just my two pennies, oops cents.
> > 
> > > Another thing: maybe we could provide a way for contributors to upload
> > > PO files for review by the coordinator(s) (I don't know if it already
> > > exists in Vertimus, I couldn't have a look at it yet.)
> > 
> > Of course, vertimus does this :-) The only thing that is missing before
> > it's perfect is some integration with podiff. It would rock my world.
> > Okay, I admit there might be some other small things that'd be nice, but
> > podiff integration would be fantastic.
> > 
> > Vincent
> > 
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