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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: How to handle the native language lists?
Date Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:58:05 GMT
Am 10/22/2011 05:37 PM, schrieb Ian Lynch:
> On 22 October 2011 16:23, Kazunari Hirano<>  wrote:
>> Hi Marcus and all,
>> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Marcus (OOo)<>
>> wrote:
>>> Wouldn't this also mean "tell us which MLs you need additionally and we
>> (the
>>> PPMC) will create them."
>> No.  We don't say "tell us" but they "tell us" what kind of language
>> list they need, and they propose it on this list.
>> If lazy consensus made, they will create a jira issue asking creation
>> of the proposed list.
>> If a PPMC member or a subscriber of this list don't like their
>> proposal, they object.
>>> Finally, this will lead to the same ML structure like in the old OOo
>>> project. And this is the point we want to avoid with a new ML handling,
>>> right?
>> I don't know.  What is the ML structure like in the old OOo project?
>> What do we want to avoid?
>>> So, I'm OK with creating one new ML for other languages but we should be
>>> careful with creating additional ones.
>> Yes, we should be very careful about it.
>> That's why they should take time to discuss about it in their language
>> before proposing an additional list.
> Cultural issues can be sensitive and should be decided by the NL groups
> themselves. The INGOTs is a much smaller project than OO yet we provide
> support for Br-pt and Pt-pt - although more has been done with Br-pt simply
> because we have a volunteer. We have even the possibility for US and UK
> English in the general infrastructure and we will provide support for any
> other language if requested.

In the old project we also treated the language differences seriously 
and provided separate builds with 2 localizations for Catalan, Chinese, 
English, Norwegian, Portuguese, Serbian.

We should repect a difference where a difference makes sense.


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