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From Dwayne Bailey <>
Subject Re: Pootle (was Re: About the Former Native Language projects)
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:39:02 GMT

On 2011-12-16 07:07, Dave Fisher wrote:
> 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.
Small teams, small number of people wanting to make sure that OOo in 
whatever form is localised.  The strings are almost 100% the same, at 
the moment, between AOO and LibO.  So how to share resource between the two.

I don't want to waste people time translating the same thing twice. I 
also want to make sure that the translations are consistent no matter 
where it was translated, so sharing for consistency is important to me.

So the one issue is logistics of doing this, the other is the licensing 
> Regards,
> Dave
>>> 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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