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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: How many languages will Apache OpenOffice support?
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:44:18 GMT
Am 12/16/2011 02:51 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Kazunari Hirano<>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> How many languages will we support?
>> How many platforms will we support?
> What was the state of the translations in the 3.4 beta?
>    That is our starting point.  I don't think we've added many new UI
> strings (if any), so that is very close to our state now.

We were in the middle of localization of the OOo 3.4 Beta as Oracle has 
published its decision. So, the 3.4 Beta has an undefined state of 

When we have no chance to get the PO files fro mthis state, then we have 
to do some work again.


> What might make sense is this:
> 1) Work towards a 3.4 test milestone build that translators can use
> 2) Work toward having a working Pootle server configured for the project
> 3) When we have 1) and 2), invite translators in the community to test
> and provide additional translations via Pootle.  Have a specific
> target window for this, like 2 weeks or 3 weeks.  Any additional
> translations we receive would make it into the Release Candidate.
> 4) Translations are welcome on an ongoing basis, even after we deliver
> 3.4.  We would need to discuss how these are released.
>> How many full installation sets will we provide for those languages
>> and platforms?
>> How many language packs will we provide for those languages and platforms?
>> Will we provide full installation sets and language packs like this?
>> They were built based on the following policy.
>> "If UI (User Interface) and HC (Help Content) are
>> translated around 80% in your language and your language localization
>> data is available within CVS / SVN / HG, Oracle Hamburg
>> team would build an install set of your language. If the UI is
>> translated around 80% only a language pack will be built."
>> Will we follow this policy?
> Good question.  If someone volunteers to build 100's of variations of
> installs on various platforms, packaging models and languages, then
> that would be great.  But I think this only happened before because
> Sun had a full-time build engineer working on this.  We don't have
> that anymore.  So we might need a more sustainable distribution model,
> with fewer pre-built packages.  It is much easier, for example, to
> distributed language packs.  If we did that, then we might concentrate
> on making the installer smarter, so it could download a language pack
> on demand.  If we did that then the user experience would be good, and
> the distribution model would be simpler.
>> These issues will affect the setting up of Pootle.
>> Thanks,
>> khirano
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