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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: How many languages will Apache OpenOffice support?
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:59:40 GMT
Am 12/16/2011 09:49 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>> Am 12/16/2011 02:51 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>
>>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Kazunari Hirano<khirano@gmail.com>
>>>   wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Native+Language+Projects
>>>>
>>>> How many languages will we support?
>>>> How many platforms will we support?
>>>
>>>
>>> What was the state of the translations in the OpenOffice.org 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.
>>
>>
>> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/OOoRelease34
>>
>> 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
>> localization.
>>
>> When we have no chance to get the PO files fro mthis state, then we have to
>> do some work again.
>>
>
> What is required to get from the SDF files we have to the PO files?
> Is it possible?  Easy?

Sorry, no idea. Ivo (OOo shortcut: ihi) was the guy who has handled the 
l10n things as release engineer. But I don't know if he is around here 
on the list.

Marcus



>>> 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?
>>>>
>>>> http://ooo-site.apache.org/download/other.html
>>>>
>>>> Will we provide full installation sets and language packs like this?
>>>>
>>>> They were built based on the following policy.
>>>> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Languages
>>>> "If OpenOffice.org UI (User Interface) and HC (Help Content) are
>>>> translated around 80% in your language and your language localization
>>>> data is available within OpenOffice.org 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.
>>>> https://translate.apache.org/projects/OOo/
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> khirano
>>>> --
>>>> khirano@apache.org
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