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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: communications/workflow for new languages
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:43:04 GMT
On 2/22/13 1:57 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> What happens today:
> 
> 1) Every few days someone posts to the list that they want to help
> translate AOO.
> 
> 2) Sometimes it is a new language, in other cases it is one where some
> volunteers have previously expressed interest.
> 
> 3) If it is a new language, Juergen creates a PO file, uploads it to
> people.apache.org and notifies the volunteer.  If it is a language
> where there are other volunteers, then Andrea tries to connect the
> volunteers.
> 
> 4) When a translation is done the new files are attached to a BZ issue.
> 
> An interesting idea is to use Bugzilla from the very start.  Then BZ
> can help wit the routine communications, including keeping the
> volunteers coordinated.
> 
> For example:
> 
> 1) Point new volunteers to BZ from the start.  If you want to work on
> a new language then create a new BZ issue.  We can then assign the
> issue to Juergen.
> 
> 2) When the PO files are available Juergen marks the BZ issue as
> "Accepted".  The volunteer(s) is automatically notified by Bugzilla,
> so no extra email is required.
> 
> 3) When a new volunteer wants to join, we can point them to the BZ
> issue.  The files are there, as well as the names of the other
> volunteers.  Adding a comment to the BZ issue causes it to be sent to
> all volunteers working on that language.
> 
> 4) When translation is done, the issue is marked and Juergen can
> integrate the new translation.
> 
> Would this help?

+1, a more streamlined approach is a good idea. And with the changes Jan
is working on, we can improve or adapt this process to optimize it.

Juergen


> 
> -Rob
> 


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