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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Translations (IRC conversation)
Date Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT


On 10/20/2016 03:36 PM, André Malo wrote:
> * Rich Bowen wrote:
> 
> 
>> * We have translations that are grossly out of date. We should drop
>> them. It remains only to define what "tool old" means? If a translation
>> hasn't been touched since 2.4.0, I would recommend dropping it.
>> Discussion?
> 
> Guilty... However, I think, it would be waste to throw them away. I'm 
> proposing a "do not transform (and remove html) until current" solution 
> instead. I can also take a look at the build system to make that happen.
> 
> 
>> * It also occurs to me that we should make specific recommendations of
>> which docs should be translated first. For example, I think that the
>> "Getting Started" doc, and the "HowTo" docs, would be good places to
>> start, while the module docs, being more about technical detail and
>> having a less conversational style, would come later.
> 
> Hmm. People have itches to scratch. If at all, it should be a very weak 
> recommendation.

Yes, absolutely. More like when people say "where is the best place to
start" we can give that recommendation. But if someone wants to
translate mod_imagemap docs, go ahead.

> 
>> * All of this hinges on actually getting translators. It *seems* that
>> this used to be easier, but lately we have really stunk at attracting
>> new translators. I think that this might be because our review process
>> is so rigorous, and it's hard to find reviewers. 
> 
> Maybe, maybe not. I think, the project itself lost traction in terms of 
> contributions (from non-developers). It's not that cool anymore (or the hot 
> shit, take your pick).
> 
> nd
> 


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Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
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