Based on the request in the last i10n meeting, I have been checking
into the status of Zanata to get us a definitive answer as we make our
plans. Here is that answer:
Zanata no longer has a functioning upstream and is on "ping and power"
level life support to keep our instance running. At this time there
is no reason to believe the project will become viable so we need to
consider where we want to host our translation in the future.
Ping and power support means that someone keeps the machine turned on
and will restart it if it fails. They will not patch, upgrade or fix
I support us moving our translation platform and updating our
processes to make participation easier where appropriate.
Brian "bex" Exelbierd (he/him/his)
Fedora Community Action & Impact Coordinator
@bexelbie | http://www.winglemeyer.org
bexelbie(a)redhat.com | bex(a)pobox.com
The whole idea of using an open-source platform like Zanata is to have
control. Usually, it's control over what gets developed and it's control
over the fate of the project if it suddenly gets dropped.
Well, guess what. Fedora had no influence over the roadmap of Zanata, and
now that the project is dead, Fedora is forced to move somewhere else.
I'd really like to see here the people who loudly voted in favor of Zanata
(so that Fedora controls its destiny), to put their efforts where their
mouth is and step up, host Zanata and maintain it for Fedora. If Fedora
never really had that option, it was just words.
I was asked to re-send this as a new thread and not a response to the
The new getfedora.org Zanata version has been created and lives here:
It is ready for translations work to start!
The old getfedora.org version has been set to readonly for now as per
After discussing with mindshare, the new website will be scheduled to
launch two weeks from the day the translations were put in the right
place -- so May 13.
Please let me know if there are any questions, or how I can help and
thank you for your hard work!
With the gradual demise of Zanata whose service reliability is getting
worse I hear, I am wondering what do people think about moving Fedora
Translations to the Weblate platform?
I believe a few people here have tried it and liked it.
Of course it is a big job to switch but in the long term it looks more
Does it lack any important features compared to Zanata?
Bug ID: 1707640
Summary: Request for new sinitic languages
Product: Fedora Localization
CC: diegobz(a)gmail.com, dimitris(a)glezos.com,
Target Milestone: ---
Please add following languages to zanata team:
nan, hak, yue, lzh, cmn
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In the Wikimedia sphere, they use a MediaWiki extension that proved immensely useful in multi-lingual wikis (like meta.wikimedia.org). I'm suggesting we add this extension to our FedoraProject wiki.
1- Interface: offers an experience similar to the one Zanata does. Split screen view with a memory.
2- Reporting and stats: "The extension has extensive reporting features ranging from a view of untranslated messages across all message groups in a given language to lists of translators per language with their activity level."
3- Supports .po files, java properties, and yaml out-of-the-box.
For more info, check the extension's page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Translate