[wp-hackers] [GSoC] Language Packs

Marko Novaković atisha34 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 10:46:34 UTC 2011

I also have updated my proposal.

2011/4/5 Marko Novaković <atisha34 at gmail.com>

> Thank you for suggestions!
> I will update my proposal according to your suggestions.
> I thought about possibility to translate directly from my plugin,
> if this translation does not exist on the GP.
> What do you think about it?
> Best Regards
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> wrote:
>> În data de Lu, 04-04-2011 la 21:37 +0200, Marko Novaković a scris:
>> > Dear Paolo,
>> >
>> > I will consider the support for multi-language plugins, after testing
>> this
>> > plugin http://wpml.org/
>> > This task I scheduled for July 11th – August 7th and I will define it in
>> > documentation soon.
>> Sorry to say this, but it looks like you didn't get in details what
>> exactly GlotPress does.
>> You should exclude features like:
>> * ability to translate (for that, GlotPress exists)
>> * submit it to GlotPress (the "bridge" should take care of that, not the
>> end user, other-way people will simply spam GlotPress like in the case
>> of translate.wordpress.com)
>> * required authentication on GlotPress (GlotPress public api doesn't
>> need an account, same for .mo file download)
>> If I were you, my job/scope would be simple:
>> Like for updates, add the same notifications and upgrade tools to
>> core(fork localize)/plugins/themes translation files.
>> Consider following workflows:
>> * a new plugin/theme is installed -> ask end-user to download it's
>> language file if it's not en_US already
>> * a new plugin/theme update is available -> ask end-user if he wants to
>> add/update the translation too
>> * a new plugin/theme was submitted into plugin directory -> add a rating
>> system (widget) where people can vote to get that plugin included on
>> GlotPress so people can contribute translations, or send the feedback
>> directly to the developer to ask for his plugin to get imported (on the
>> other side, a checkbox when requesting plugin repo can be available that
>> will say "please add it to GlotPress too")
>> All the translations should be delivered using GlotPress api and
>> it's .mo files.
>> All the work that has to be done for/using available open sourced code
>> (GlotPress, WordPress core, localize) should be your job, the rest
>> is .org's team duty.
>> Talk to @nacin (if he's still in for mentoring this project) during a
>> gsoc irc meetup, ask him about stuff you/I didn't know.
>> About timeline:
>> Delete this stuff - "Setup the revision control system, designing forms
>> on the option page and projecting classes and UML diagrams." No one
>> cares about diagrams here, put more time into learning GlotPress
>> codebase better. SVN will be available asap the new gsoc-ers are
>> announced, it's not something you will have to care about.
>> Make sure this - "Synchronization two projects, support for
>> multi-language plugins, testing and making some enhancements." is done
>> before midterm, no one's going to wait for 2 months until you will
>> deliver some working code (though this was already mentioned here).
>> Good luck and sorry If I sound a bit rude, but you should really take it
>> more seriously!
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