Offer from gnome-i18n team

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Fri Jul 15 11:39:09 EDT 2011

Dear OLPC devel,

I have been trying to build links with upstream L10n communities that
translate the L10n bits we need and I recently sent this message to

I would like to know how OLPC thinks it can make the best use of what
seems to me a very kind offer from Claude Paroz (GNOME i18n community
leader).  Just FYI, Claude has been very helpful and even offered
assistance with developing glibc locales (something that will be
needed for OLPC Oceania projects (for instance) when they get

I know that my listing on tracking tickets on Pootle is incomplete,
whereas something like:

would be more complete.  Is there a simple link to the most current
packages in RC4 (873)?

Would GNOME's offer help OLPC to more easily pull it's packages (and
their L10n bits) or does OLPC tend to pull indirectly via Fedora
packages.  I'm afraid I do not understand the build process well
enough to judge the possible utility of this offer.  I was merely
appealing to the upstream teams to give priority to the packages we



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Claude Paroz <claude at>
Date: Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: Request for consideration - OLPC
To: Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at>
Cc: gnome-i18n <gnome-i18n at>

Le jeudi 14 juillet 2011 à 18:09 -0400, Chris Leonard a écrit :
> Dear GNOME-i18n teams,
> When setting priorities for your team, please consider that the One
> Laptop per Child (OLPC) project needs the packages listed below.  OLPC
> builds are now dual-boot in Sugar and GNOME user interfaces.  Having
> these packages localized in the upstream is quite important to us and
> we are tracking their progress in order to encourage our localizers to
> contribute upstream.
> Please consider giving some attention to these packages in your
> language, these strings may be going out to some of the million-plus
> laptops in the hands of children around the world.
> empathy
> eog
> evince

If noone objects and if you give us the exact branches targeted by the
upcoming OLPC release, we could create an OLPC release set on


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