[Mageia-i18n] Workflow for i18n translators

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Dec 20 14:35:00 CET 2010

Le samedi 18 décembre 2010 à 09:49 +0800, Funda Wang a écrit :
> 2010/12/18 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>:
> > We already have 2 major points which (according to what I read so far)
> > are important:
> >  - online and offline work should be possible.
> >  - only 2 or 3 translators of each language should be able to commit
> > (which implies collaboration)
> FYI, since transifex 1.0, it provides a nice CLI toolkit for both
> translators and developers. Translators could sync and commit po file
> directly to transifex platform via this toolkit, without any web
> interface.

Yup, and I packaged this tool. 
For more information :

> And, the task of commit translation to VCS becomes the duty of
> developer, not the transifex robot anymore. We might want to improve
> our mgasys tool, so that something like "mgasys tag urpmi 4.0" would
> commit translations from transifex to our VCS, then tag it into
> soft/urpmi/tags/4.0, and finally generate a urpmi-4.0.tar.xz in the
> developers harddisk.

That's not really the goal of mdvsys to manage anything else than rpms.

Ie, for software, I would push this either in generic tools ( like
moap ), specific tools ( like dist:zilla ), or directly in plain old

Another solution is a simple cronjob that run transifex command line
tool with proper svn acl management on languages file.

Michael Scherer

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