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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Lost localisation files?
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:46:26 GMT
Brilliant, thanks Martin.

Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Dec 21, 2011 10:24 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,
> 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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