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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How many languages will Apache OpenOffice support?
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:49:32 GMT
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?

-Rob

> 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
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>>> khirano@apache.org
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