[Comm-en] Sisyphus multi-language

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Mon Jul 6 22:48:06 MSD 2009

On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 02:45:52PM -0300, Fernando Martini wrote:
> Have much persons interested in Latin America to join in
> development of projects ALT Linux, consequently we need
> developer a Sisyphus in multi-language.

I'm from Ukraine, and Ukrainian is also a Slavic language like
Russian (so we can usually communicate in Russian) but a
different one anyways (so different translations are needed);
welcome to discuss related issues.

> My suggestion is:
> -> We begin the development of a new sisyphus (or the
> integration of current) for multiple languages (Russian,
> English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc...)

I'd think of integration and maybe a metabug for those.

> -> Center of Development (Language mother) in English
> (so that everyone can understand)

Don't think that will be feasible; OTOH judging on PLD experience
(pld-linux.org, mother language of most developers is Polish but
one can find e.g. Jeff Johnson of RPM fame in pld-devel-en@)
multi-lang development environment is doable.

> -> Start of development fast :)

Well, I've seen quite a few i18n packages related to Spanish and
Portuguese Brasilian support already.  You could probably first
describe what's wrong on a freshly installed desktop somewhere
at http://en.altlinux.org, form a TODO list and start working 
on it -- shouldn't be neccessarily fast but hope will be
productive. :)

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
  ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/

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