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Re: Google summer of code

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 11:36:52PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Gasper Zejn <zejn@owca.info> [2006-05-02 22:36]:
> > I intend to apply for Google's summer of code for Debian's I18N
> > infrastructure plan. Is there somebody I should discuss this with or
> > should I just submit the application?
> Reviewing the discussions that happened on the debian-i18n list
> recently would certainly be a good idea.

Specially the paper that we wrote for Debconf6, which details the current
infrastructure. It's currently available at 

I added that project to the wiki and the main idea I had is to work on
developing (and implementing?) something that would tie up many of the loose
ends we currently have in Debian's i18n/l10n. Such as translation statistics
(of different elements, from program's PO to debconf note to the d-i), and
translation robots (some teams have those in place now).

We would like to be able to tie that up with some generic interface already
available (like Pootle) but someone needs to assess if:

- it would be viable for Debian i18n/l10n work (since not all the i18n/l10n
  sources are PO-based and I believe those frameworks rely heavily on it)

- it could be improved to have web and e-mail based interfaces useful for
  both translators and reviewers

- it could be improved to have translation memories that could be shared
  through the different things that are translated in Debian (from
  documentation to PO files to package descriptions)

As Christian said, we don't have the slightest idea what would fit our needs
and how it could be engineered. If you want to tackle that idea and turn it
into substance you are welcome aboard!



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