[Openstack-i18n] Infrastructure Translations Tools session at Kilo Summit

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Thu Oct 30 09:45:59 UTC 2014

On 10/30/2014 10:26 AM, Akihiro Motoki wrote:
> Hi,
> I cannot join the session just due to schedule conflicts.
> I usually bridge Horizon translations and add one point worth considered.
> How to manage translations for stable branches?
> This is not related to the topic of translation tools, so I am not
> sure it fits to the session.
> Most of the following is now up to volunteer work and there is no
> systematic process.
> * Transifex does not support branch model and Daisy or I prepares new
> resources for stable branches
>   per release manually. Hopefully new translation tool supports branch model.
>   The tricky point is "proposed/xxxx" branch and I don't think we can
> automate all thing.
> * Source string update of stable branch
>   The source strings of stable branch are not updated automatically.
>   Backport patches sometimes introduce new strings or string update,
>   but they are not imported into Transifex unless I do not notice it.
> * Translation import
>   Translation import to stable branch is another topic. For master
> branch it is done automatically
>   by Jenkins job (thanks to Andreas). I am not sure it works for
> stable branches because
>   I would not like to see many translation import patches in stable reviews.
> Regarding translation tool choice, I don't have strong opinion.
> As maintenance point of view as a bridge of Horizon and I18N team, it
> seems Andreas' trial
> already covers my points.
> As a translator, I hope the following in a new translation tool
> * better translation memory and suggestion mechanism
> * better issue tracking
>   Transifex supports issue tracking as a comment, but there are
> several pain points:
>   * comments without "issue" mark cannot be tracked
>   * issues are visible to all languages. some are for all languages
> and some are language-specific
>   * even after marked as "resolved", all issues are displayed in
> Transifex interface.

Could you have a look at the current demo systems and evaluate them for
these topics? Your feedback on how the two systems handle this, would be

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