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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: extensions and translations.
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:31:53 GMT
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 3:52 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On 11/1/12 12:39 AM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> >> Am 10/27/2012 01:17 AM, schrieb jan iversen:
> >>> I see, I have to get used to this license issues (a long time ago I
> >>> believed open source was just open source, then I joined an apache
> >>> project).
> >>>
> >>> never mind.
> >>>
> >>> Would it be to our advantage if we offered third party developers
> >>> (that is
> >>> how I see extension developers) the possibility to register a language
> >>> file
> >>> and get it translated as part of the language packs ?
> >>
> >> Of course it would be to our advantage; or let's say for the project and
> >> software. A lot of extensions would be available in many languages.
> >>
> >> However, I don't know where we should draw the line to set a limit. When
> >> we select here and there some extensions, then the other developers will
> >> ask why not their extensions.
> >
> > It's quite simple I would say, if people want develop extensions under
> > ALv2 and want to contribute the code to the project. We can easy create
> > a special section in our repo where we can host them.
> >
> > But this means they have to be handled in the same way as all other
> > stuff here. Means a new release have to be voted...
> >
>
>
> +1
>
> I think the important thing is this:  We don't just want code.  We
> want communities.  So if an extension author thinks that their
> extension is generally useful and he/she wants to join the AOO
> community and work on the extension here, and allow others to work on
> it as well, then this is good.  We can have a set of "standard
> extensions".
>

Agree 100%.

Roberto


>
> >>
> >> And IMHO it's not possible to translate all strings for all extensions.
> >>
> >> But maybe others here have a great idea?
> >
> > we can't probably provide it and I think we have to do enough ;-). But I
> > can think of an alternative service hosted somewhere else.
> >
> > Juergen
> >
> >>
> >>> Or should we just say extension developers does not concern us (and
> help
> >>> AOO get more used) so we just look the other way ?
> >>>
> >>> Maybe the right way is somewhere in the middle.
> >>
> >> Yeah, maybe. ;-)
> >>
> >> Marcus
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 27 October 2012 00:58, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Am 10/27/2012 12:36 AM, schrieb jan iversen:
> >>>>
> >>>>   While doing an update to the l10n workflow I think I found a slight
> >>>>> problem.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Extensions offers the capability to integrate/extend our UI.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Assuming somebody writes an extension, and publishes it on
> >>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/**extensions/<
> http://www.openoffice.org/extensions/>how
> >>>>> does that get integrated into the
> >>>>> translation process ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Simply, not at all.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>   As far as I can see the sources are not integrated into our "build
> >>>> --all
> >>>>> --with-lang".
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Right.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>   If I am right that they are not part of the general translation,
> >>>> then is
> >>>>> that per design so or should it be different ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Yes, this is by design.
> >>>>
> >>>> Extensions are offered to extent your AOO install at any point of
> time.
> >>>> These are developed by people that do not have to belong to our
> project
> >>>> (when we put aside some exceptions). They can act independently. And
> >>>> therefore they are allowed to (or have to ;-) ) do all on their own;
> >>>> incl.
> >>>> translation.
> >>>>
> >>>> That applies for all extensions and templates available on:
> >>>>
> >>>> -
> >>>> http://extensions.services.**openoffice.org<
> http://extensions.services.openoffice.org>
> >>>>
> >>>> -
> >>>> http://templates.services.**openoffice.org<
> http://templates.services.openoffice.org>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>   I might be following a wrong track here, but please forgive me for
> >>>> trying
> >>>>> to make the l10n process as complete as I can.
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Don't panic. That's a great goal and everybody is thankful to you for
> >>>> doing this task.
> >>>>
> >>>> Marcus
> >
>

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