Fedora 12 Translation Team Schedule

Ankitkumar Rameshchandra Patel ankit at redhat.com
Tue Jul 28 11:48:39 UTC 2009

John Poelstra wrote:
> Ankitkumar Rameshchandra Patel said the following on 07/22/2009 11:01 
> PM Pacific Time:
> <cut>

Thanks John for looking into this, otherwise the suggestions were almost 
lost in the threads. :)

I refer this schedule: 
in my reply.

>> * For software localization
>> - We have got 42 days for translation before package rebuild starts. 
>> Is it possible to split this translation task in two phases 
>> (Translation - 30 days and Review - 12 days)? If we split it this way 
>> and put the package rebuild step between these two tasks, FLP members 
>> will get a chance to test and review Fedora packages on their local 
>> machine and can provide a better localization during the Review 
>> period. So, the concern here is to concentrate on *review* of Fedora 
>> software applications.
>> - Another important thing is, we (FLP members) are most of the time 
>> clueless whether our translations has got in or not. We get to know 
>> only after the package rebuilds, if we find time on thorough testing. 
>> So, how about having some automated mechanism to notify FLP team that 
>> their translations has been included in the latest package rebuild? 
>> This could be done if we setup some automation that can send a 
>> notification e-mail to fedora-trans-announce list *at the end of the 
>> package rebuild period* that abc, xyz packages has been rebuilt in 
>> the period from *start package rebuild* to *end package rebuild*.
> Changed.  Let me know if something is wrong.

Well, I was expecting task 19 and 20 to be *repeated* somewhere between 
task 5 and 11. Basically, I want the package rebuilds to happen before 
we start to review software translations, then only there is a point in 
dividing the translation task into Translation and Review.

>> * For Release Notes & Website localization
>> - as Dimtris said "beta release notes" at some places for better clarity
>> - and we need HTMLs built automatically and should be available from 
>> some staging url where we can review the localization. (however, this 
>> may not be part of the schedule)
> Please tell me exactly which task numbers you would like me to change 
> the descriptions on.
> If HTML files need to be built for your work they should be on the 
> schedule.
>   1) Who builds the HTML files?
>   2) When do they need to be built?
>   3) Which task (task number) comes after building the files?
>      --if it is not already on the schedule please tell me the correct 
> description so I can add it.

Actually building of HTML files should happen every hour (or two or four 
or half a day) automatically through some cronjob. I think Ricky might 
be able to help us with it. It will not require to be there in the 
schedule I guess since it's going to be automated cronjob running 

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