Mallard and Ubuntu-Translators and Translation Regressions

David Planella david.planella at
Thu Feb 25 08:01:21 UTC 2010

El dv 12 de 02 de 2010 a les 15:48 +0100, en/na David Planella va
> Hi all,
> I apologise the delay in my reply. After reading the Mallard threads and
> the logs from the last docs team meeting, I understand most of the
> points have been addressed and that (please correct me if I'm wrong),
>       * Mallard will not be implemented in Lucid
>       * It will continually be evaluated, with an onlook to use it for
>         the next release (or whenever ready), with a current playground
>         branch and with a spec for a potential migration
> Regarding translations, Kyle is raising some valid points in terms of
> potential regression and additional work for translation teams, and I'd
> like to ask a few questions in order to understand in an early stage
> what this would mean to translators.
>       * I understand that the current documentation is already
>         topic-based. If so, I assume the migration to Mallard would be
>         mostly affecting packaging infrastructure and syntax, and not a
>         complete rewrite of documentation. Is that correct?
> My concerns regarding translations are simply that a migration is
> properly communicated to translators and as much content can be reused
> as possible. Translating documentation and reviewing it is a huge task,
> one which cannot be compared to regular application translation in terms
> of effort, so I'd like to only raise awareness on how changes can affect
> translations and make sure the process is as smooth as possible,
> gradual, and that translators are aware of changes at an early stage.
> Regards,
> David.

Hi all,

Here's just a reminder of this thread. Has anyone had the chance to look
at those questions?



David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator

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