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Re: Google summer of code: i18n infrastructure

On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 03:03:06PM +0300, Gintautas Miliauskas wrote:
> > You should read the (huge) thread initiated by
> >   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/02/msg01924.html
> > it is very instructive.  The situation has not changed for 3 years,
> > so your infrastucture will face problems similar to the DDTP if
> > nothing is planned to work with developers.
> For starters, I believe I mentioned the intent to automate in part the
> interaction with the Debian BTS.  Does that count?

Sometimes developer ask questions about submitted translations.
Someone has then to act as a proxy and file bug reports, one should
not file bug reports from fake mail addresses.  See buildd admins
for instance, they file bugs with their name and email, not from
a bot.

> > In most other large groups, translators have direct access to a
> > central CVS/SVN repository, but this will not happen in Debian.
> Could you explain this strong statement?  Is it a matter of principle
> or just technical reasons?

Because developers are mostly free to do what they want with their


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