[Etoys] Proposal on how to use Pootle for etoys

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Nov 30 14:09:22 EST 2007

On Nov 30, 2007, at 19:38 , Takashi Yamamiya wrote:

> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2007, at 12:33 , korakurider wrote:
>>> Hi all.
>>> As we have some enthusiastic community folks to contribute
>>> translations to Pootle where we call as test many times
>>> :-), I want to make it to production real soon.  So I
>>> wrote down a proposal attached.
>>> As this contains too many "up to etoys team", I would like
>>> to hear from you before sending to list for wider
>>> audience...
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> I would take out tinlizzie - both our master git and svn  
>> repositories are at laptop.org. tinlizzie is only for internal use  
>> and backup.
>> We can make pootle check into git directly, creating whatever  
>> directory it wants. The "real" po would be created in svn, as we  
>> currently do. E.g.:
>> git:    etoys/pootle/ja.po
>> svn:    etoys/Content/lang/ja.po
> Looks good.
>>> In other project of OLPC, community can directly commit to git  
>>> from Pootle.
>>> Why should we split repository?
>>> Because version and quality management will be easier; community  
>>> can work easily.
> I wonder if "quality management" actually works because we don't  
> understand
> all language. But it is worth to try.
>>> Pootle's file name / hierarchy is different from what we choose  
>>> for etoys svn
>>> For instance:
>>> Pootle: Japanese/ Update1-core / chat-activity.po.
>>> etoys svn: po/etoys/ja.po
>>> lang/ja/.../etoys.mo
>>> So we need to fill the gap.
> I think the simplest way is to use Pootle's file structure. But I  
> would write
> a shell script to adapt file names at first. I doubt if we will
> change the translation scheme in near future again ;) I'll test  
> whole thing
> after my current task, maybe this weekend.

Does pootle really force some directory structure onto projects?

- Bert -

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