Re: Debian Debconf Translation proposal ( again )
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:28:13PM +0100, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> ( I'm not subscribed to debian-i18n, so please keep me or debian-devel
> in the cc )
> PROPOSED DEBIAN SYSTEM
> I would propose that a new system is put in place in Debian,
> looking a bit like the current KDE system. Let me reiterate the
> important aspects:
> 1. Scripts make translators' lives easier by providing them with a
> nicely prepared list of what to translate. I'm not sure how
> this should really look technically, but I'm convinced that
> it's very well possible within the Debian infrastructure.
> 2. The translators don't try to get their work included in Debian
> packages. Instead they provide one package of their own, that
> they can occasionally release in sid if they want to.
> 3. A sort of string freeze is put in place, so that the
> translators can have a period of time where they can
> work on the translations without having to duplicate work.
For the debian-installer, we roughly implemented what you describe and
it works quite well:
IMO we should first focus on improving the l10n infrastructure of the
debian-installer, this is a great opportunity to perform real-life
experiments. If there are good results, people will naturally adopt
similar approaches in other areas.