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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Pootle (was Re: About the Former Native Language projects)
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:07:00 GMT

On Dec 14, 2011, at 7:38 AM, Dwayne Bailey wrote:

> On 2011-12-13 23:49, Gavin McDonald wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ross Gardler []
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:39 AM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: Pootle (was Re: About the Former Native Language projects)
>>> On 13 December 2011 14:27, Dwayne Bailey<>
>>> wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> From the look of it Apache might be using this server for more then
>>>> just OOo which I love even more.
>>> The Subversion project has been using Pootle for some time. They
>>> maintained their own instance in a VM. When AOO arrived the infrastructure
>>> team decided it would make sense to provide a foundation wide server.
>>> It has only just gone online, but it other projects may pick it up over
>> time.
>>>> I'm not sure where to ask this but does Apache, or one of the
>>>> corporate backers, want to engage with Translate to setup and maintain
>>>> this server?
>>> Here is the right place to ask that question. The AOO PPMC needs to figure
>>> out, with infrastructure, how to configure and use this server.
>>> Now we know you are around we know where to look for further help.
>>> Thanks.
>> We do not have any folks outside of the ASF on our servers. If any of the
>> translate folks are committers then fine we can see what we can do there,
>> though I do feel it has been configured with care and is appropriate for our
>> needs.
>> As a translate expert please share your thoughts on what you feel needs
>> doing
>> to help improve the Pootle Server.
> There are other people on our team better qualified for that kind of review.  But it
needs access to the server to evaluate. And no I doubt any of us are commiters.

I'm sure there will be a way that you can contribute.

>> In fact I Do have a question for you, is it possible to get the current OOo
>> translations
>> migrated over into this instance or would it be too much work ? (and without
>> affecting the other projects or our configuration.)
> Not sure I understand what you mean. If you mean pulled off the old server and onto the
new I don't know if that server even exists, we don't have access to it anymore.
> One change I would recommend is to have PO files stored in SVN and make creation of SDF
files a build time event.
> My biggest concern as a localiser would be the sharing of translation resources between
LibO and AOO.

I can only guess, please explain your concerns.


>> And another question I asked on IRC the other day but no -one seemed to
>> know,
>> can there be support for groups - would be much easier to integrate better
>> with
>> LDAP if there were support for groups.
>> (Feel free to take that last question off list or ask me to file an issue as
>> appropriate.)
>> Thanks
>> Gav...
>>> Ross
> -- 
> regards
> Dwayne

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