Make it easier for people to contribute translations
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We've had multiple people pop in and out of support channels wondering how they can get started contributing, and they know multiple languages (usually with English being their second language). We should make it easier, either upstream or downstream in the projects that we're in, to make simple, drive-by contributions. With upstream LXQt, this is easy, as I have commit access there, but for other upstreams it gets tricky.

Ideas?

tsimonq2 created this task.Tue, Nov 21, 4:15 PM
wxl added a comment.Tue, Nov 21, 4:33 PM

Well, what's our primary interest in translating? Code strings or more like documentation? The latter could simply be something they email to a mailing list. That might even work on code strings, maybe?

Well, what's our primary interest in translating?

Two I can see:

  1. Give new contributors an easy way to help out.
  2. Make sure Lubuntu is installable and usable in every major language which there's interest in.

Code strings or more like documentation?

For now, code strings, but eventually documentation I guess.

I wonder if Phab can do this or if we have to use something like Pootle. But I already have a clone of lxqt-l10n we can use here, so we could probably figure out a way to get things documented and translated here.

The end goal would be to find someone other than Rafael who actually likes translations enough to be our go-to person for that. But for now, I'd like to welcome easy, quick, drive-by contributions.

Thoughts? Comments? Ideas? Suggestions? All welcome. ๐Ÿ˜„

wxl added a comment.Tue, Nov 21, 5:03 PM

I wonder if Phab can do this or if we have to use something like Pootle.

If it can, how do we push those upstream? Also, know that LXQt has no plans of using Pootle, so that will be a thing.

If it can, how do we push those upstream?

Well for LXQt it's trivial, like I said, because I have upstream commit access. But for other upstreams I guess we could possibly take care of that (pull request every so often while still giving the authors their respective ownership rights) or at minimum have detailed instructions for new users.

Also, know that LXQt has no plans of using Pootle, so that will be a thing.

Where did you hear that? I thought it was a plan eventually, they just needed server space...

wxl added a comment.Tue, Nov 21, 5:23 PM

Where did you hear that?

agaida unfortunately, so it's for real. I guess I would suggest that you try to set up something here for translations. Then once we can confirms that works, we can try tying it to some repo you have commit access to. Nothing wrong with experimenting. I doubt we'll have other good solutions.

agaida unfortunately, so it's for real. I guess I would suggest that you try to set up something here for translations. Then once we can confirms that works, we can try tying it to some repo you have commit access to. Nothing wrong with experimenting. I doubt we'll have other good solutions.

Sure. I'll think of a proposal about how to carry this out and put it here. If you have ideas, you put them here as well.

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