[ros-dev] About translation
reactos_translate at yahoo.es
Tue Apr 17 02:08:02 CEST 2007
First of All: The message is not in the wrong list,
but directed to developers.
A few facts about translators:
-Most are not programmers or they would be coding the
OS, just powerusers, or just users.
-Many like me can install SVN, and get the source
code, but never have made a patch, or even used
bugzilla(and probably wont have the time).
Now the matter:
Actually the process of translating reactos, or even
the web page is difficult, and for me it have been
frustrating. I started following the project in the
0.1.9 version, and about two years ago i tried to help
in the translation of ReactOS, and later in the
translation of the web page, but with little success.
I have the SVN, i got the code, i translated some
files, but sending them to bugzilla... i dont know how
to send them to bugzilla, i dont have a bugzilla
acount, it was tiring trying to find someone to send
the files, and i dont have the time or will to learn
bugzilla. So time passed, and no translation was made.
Something similar happened when i tried to translate
the web page, i got translator access, but after
making some translations, and sending it, i never saw
it applied (probably i was doing something wrong, but
never knew what).
Almost two years have passed from that time, i have a
hard job, and little free time, but still i wish to
help. I feel there are other translators in my
situation, as i see people that offer to help, but
never comes back.
So here is what i believe could be a solution:
The possible solution:
Html have an option to include code "as is", thus a
wiki should have that option.
-make a script that makes html files of all the rc
-Add a page in the wiki (or another wiki) where those
html files are displayed.
-Anyone can get read access to them.
-There is an easy way to get write access to that
-Translator teams for each language are created...
with a cordinator for each language (they give write
access to other translators).
-Translator access the rc files, that are in wiki
format, and edit them.
-Every week developers run a script to build rc files
from the html wiki files in each language.
Result: a translation effort, easy, coordinated, with
minimal need of learning technical stuff and many
developers that wont be molested by translators who
want their translations added to the svn.
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