[D-I] How to organise communication among Debian Installer translators
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- Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 08:49:45 +0100
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(Please reply preferably to debian-i18n. No group reply)
The poll results clearly show some conclusions to be drawn:
-debian-boot is not the appropriate place for handling communication
with Debian Installer translators
A common feeling is that the mailing list is a high traffic mailing
list and that i18n/l10n discussions are lost there.
Several translators still follow it, mostly often those of us who are
involved in technical parts of i18n. However, we can't request people
who came in this project to subscribe to it, because most of them
are already involved in several other projects and don't want to deal
with another high-traffic list.
-debian-i18n IS the appropriate place
The answer to question 2 is clear : 3/4 of the d-i translators
ALREADY follow this list.
The answer to question 7 completes the picture : nearly all answers
mention that "requiring" to follow -i18n is an acceptable
policy. Some mention this is OK as long as the list traffic stays
Only two people objected to this proposed policy and I think I can
manage to convince them by just saying it has now become impossible
for Dennis and me to deal with too much ways of communicating with
Debian Installer translators.
The debian-i18n list IS a low traffic list and addig D-I related
communication as long as this pertains to i18n/l10n shouldn't add
much traffic. The rest of the traffic in the list is often about
"calls for translations" by Debian Developers, which may interest
some d-i translators anyway. Other traffic come from technical
discussions from time to time and these also may interest d-i
translators as well.
So, I propose that the communication towards Debian Installer
translators be made ONLY through the debian-i18n mailing list. If
no-one strongly objects, this will be applied starting from February
Mails about Debian Installer should be prepended with "[D-I]" to allow
easy reading of the list for people only interested in D-I related issues.
In the meantime, notices will be CC'ed to translators who did not yet
indicate they are subscribed to debian-i18n (just like this mail
is). Please subscribe as soon as possible and just tell me so that I
shorten the CC list.
Debian mailing list server : http://lists.debian.org
debian-i18n page : http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n
If this adds too much traffic to debian-i18n, then we will have a good
justification for requesting the creation of debian-boot-i18n.
Thanks for your attention and keep up the good work.