Re: Summary of Debconf i18n activities
On 5/24/06, Christian Perrier <email@example.com> wrote:
> I see all the talk done about Pootle and the other project, but as I
> said before, please think about TransDict if you are willing to talk
> about specific projects.
You maybe will think that's a bit rude but so far we've decided to go
with Wordforge. The main reason is not technical, but more a bet on
the future. Wordforge.org has proven to be a reliable partner and has
already show thei commitment and openess.
I'll be rude: their openess comes from the fact that they don't have a
functional project and they are in the stage at which they are
OTOH, TransDict is quite mature, has been used for quite some time, it
has most of the features which Debian needs already available and the
reliability part, may I say "have you tried to see how much things you
need to be done in TransDict from what you are aiming?" It is a moot
point for Denis to talk about implementing these features when he
already did that in the past and they _are_ working.
If TransDict proves itself to be viable solution for Debian, Debian
could become heavily involved in its development, after all, it _is_
And, frankly, I think that
the project has a wider scope.
I am not sure by which criteria you have cocluded this, but I would be
curios to find out.
This does not completely rule Transdict out. If some parts of the
interface are interesting enough, I see no reason for not being able
to plug them.
Does this will to integrate TransDict into WordForge comes from NIH syndrome?
Why not perfect and improve TransDict since it _is_ already available
working and not waste effort and energy on a brand new project which
will reimplement TransDict in another form.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein