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From David Francis Buhler <>
Subject Re: Working groups - different approach
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:34:16 GMT
Regarding 1 & 2:

Here's one possible way (with ANT) to begin creating localized content
for the SDK.:

We copy a RAW SDK into locale-specific folder names during a build.
We add @Tokens@ in the .as / .mxml (?) files that correspond to help
content (stored in properties' files)
We use English as the master locale (all localization is done with a
Master Locale)
We use Google's translation service to manage the localization of the
properties files by volunteers (note: I've never used this service and
cannot speak to it specifically). With a small financial backing, a
professional 3rd party vendor could translate the documentation, at
least for major locales.
Using AS Docs, we could generate locale-specific help for the SDKs
during each build.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Martin Heidegger <> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I know we discussed working groups before. This time I want to focus on a
> different aspect.
> One person can not know or do everything. Flex has a variety of task in
> front of it -
> tasks that are better not ignored - that require a lot of expertise (man
> power) and coordination.
> I think of:
>  *) Translation: Right now the asdoc is translated in many languages. Will
> we drop the translation? How to keep that up?
>  *) Testing & Building: Boring, exhausting, peticular - many programmers are
> not laid out for it and it will be a lot of work, specially if we change the
> code rapidly.
>  *) Documentation: Writing solid code is a entirely different ability from
> writing/recording good understandable documentation & examples.
>  *) Presentation: Logos, Homepage design, Skins, UX, creativity in general
> ... not the strong suit for many programmers
> I think it would help the process if there were mailing-lists and persons
> who can answer in this topics
> clearly & have authority: managed working groups.
> yours
> Martin.

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