22.06.2011, 21:48, "Dimitris Glezos" <glezos(a)indifex.com>:
Today I spent a few hours and created a new and updated version of
Fedora L10n Guide:
- Re-used a lot of content from the excellent TQSG we had in Docs.
- The content was updated to reflect our new infrastructure. A huge chunk of
warnings and questions has gone away, since the new Tx arch handles things
transparently, eliminating msgmerge errors, POT files missing etc.
- The FAQ page was also updated & merged at the bottom of the guide, to make
sure we keep it up2date.
- The guide was put on the Wiki instead of publican. This will allow us to
maintain it live, with more people, more content & translations.
- I suggest to completely remove the docs-based TQSG and focus on having only
one guide. This will avoid confusion and the content will always be updated.
Finally, we've been documenting a lot of things on the Transifex Help Pages,
which are integrated into the tool itself. We'll be adding more content there,
so that translators will have it right at their fingertips.
Let me know what you think! If you find any errors, just jump in and Edit the
There's been a lot of steps that must be taken in order to start contributing.
Could we have something nicer, like:
In order to start contributing you need to:
1. Become a member of the community
* Create a FAS account
* Accept the FPCA
2. Get access to the material to work on
* Create a Transifex account
* Sign up for the trans mailing list
* Send an introduction
* Request entrance to the L10n team
Having a pageful of tasks to implement before you actually get to do something is pretty
discouraging. That's how I felt at first and that's what I've heard from other
Another thing: are GPG keys really used by translators in any task? I've been
contributing for two years and never had a need to use it. Can they skip it please?
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
Email: shnurapet AT fedoraproject.org
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