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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Lost localisation files?
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:43:00 GMT

On Dec 21, 2011, at 2:23 AM, Martin Hollmichel wrote:

> Hi,
> sorry for not answering earlier, was on vacation last week,
> I will try to put the old pootle server online again within the next days, so at least
the data shouldn't be lost, I keep you updated with the progress,

This is great!

In case you missed it, the ASF now has a Pootle server and I'm sure that there are several
people on this list who would help port the data over.

We aren't dropping existing NLC sites on - see, we certainly
want the full community to continue to make use of and as much of the infrastructure
as possible.

Donations to the ASF support a significant investment in infrastructure. The ASF does pay
for Infrastructure including employing individuals. You might want to adjust the messaging
from TOO about "developers" not being paid by the ASF. The ASF does not pay developers to
work on OpenSource Projects. It does pay for a few developers to work on Infrastructure. OOo
has required significant infrastructure not formerly supported including MediaWiki and Pootle.
The massive size of the website has brought improvements to the homegrown /
markdown based Apache CMS.


> Martin
> On 12/20/11 10:51 PM, André Schnabel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 13.12.2011 14:35, schrieb Uwe Altmann:
>>> Hi Rob, Khirano
>>> Am 13.12.11 13:33, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>>> ...Now it is possible that we're missing Pootle-specific files or
>>>> databases for translation memory, etc.  If it wasn't checked into
>>>> version control, then we probably don't have it.  But it looks like we
>>>> have the actual translations.
>>> In this case it could be a good idea to contact André Schnabel
>>> ( from LibreOffice because since the old OOo days
>>> he is highly committed to these things and I'm sure he has copies of
>>> those files somewhere.
>> well just found that topic, reading over the list.
>> It's true, I used to do backups of OOo translations for several years.
>> But as (un?)fortunately the OOo pootle server became more stable in late
>> 2009 I stopped to do so. I have no idea if anybody else did backups.
>> If translations had been lost or not can only be answered, after you
>> merged the .sdf files you got with the then current source code.
>> Remember that OOo 3.4 beta was in preparation, when Oracle announced to
>> drop business activity around OOo. Pootle went down few weeks after and
>> was never reachable again (all oracle l10n staff vanished from the lists
>> about the same time). Normally OOo betas did not contain translations -
>> so I have no idea if translations from pootle have been merged to sdf
>> files (and if so you still need toe correct CWS included in the code
>> contribution from Oracle).
>> The best answer to the question if AOOi lost localization files would be
>> "Good luck" :(
>> What I can say for sure is, that German localization will miss some 1000
>> words in UI and help, as we did not see a good reason to do all the work
>> at two places .
>> regards,
>> André

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