Akademy meeting notes

Yaron Shahrabani sh.yaron at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 19:46:12 BST 2020

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 19:10 Karl Ove Hufthammer <karl at huftis.org> wrote:

> Yaron Shahrabani skreiv 20.09.2020 17:46:
> > Well, having another way of communication can't possibly damage the
> > former ones,
> I guess one thing that I’m kind of worried about is that offline
> translation will gradually become a second-class citizen. If one asks
> for a clarification for a string in Weblate, and someone adds a
> response, that response is only visible for the people *using* Weblate.
> It’s stored in some opaque database, instead of being stored in the
> actual translation files. Until now, we would ask on this mailing list
> (or in Bugzilla, or the application’s mailing list), and someone
> knowledgable would add a comment or a message context in the source
> code. This would then be become visible both for the developers and all
> translators, no matter which tool they used (Lokalize, Poedit, …).

One way or another it's the community's responsibility to make sure the
relevant commentary will influence the project wherever it was documented.

Regarding second class citizens: I would never advocate against a
collaborative technology just because I got used to something more
Obsolescence of old technologies is how most of us live (assuming you're
reading this message through the internet instead of using doves).

I also believe that having a single interface for relevant commentary,
screenshots, suggestions, TM and glossary will improve the overall
translation quality and quantity while not affecting the more conservative
ways, BTW, there's no reason to deny Weblate as a commentary system, it's
not like it evades privacy, you can choose to use it specifically for
discussions and nothing more or at least subscribe to the notifications to
know what's going on.

I think we can suggest a feature to send the relevant info to Bugzilla to
allow you to open a bug about that string (using the interface, not
automatically, maybe even develop such feature).

> --
> Karl Ove Hufthammer
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