Calling for Server Guide reviewers/contributors - - TRUSTY

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at
Wed Jan 8 23:44:38 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
<lyz at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM, Peter Matulis
> <peter.matulis at> wrote:
>> On 01/03/2014 01:18 PM, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Doug Smythies <dsmythies at> wrote:
>>>> However, I think item 7, translations and the overall workflow is
>>>> the unknown at this time, and could be a major hurtle or even a
>>>> show stopper. We need to estimate that part of the project for
>>>> feasibility, person hours, and potential timeline for implementation.
>>>> Myself, I would put a hold on items 1-6 for now.
>>>> Myself, I do not know how to even start looking into item 7, but
>>>> I'll help if possible.
>>> Huge +1 here. This is an LTS release and I'm not sure this is the best
>>> time to take upon this major overhaul given the amount of time
>>> involved and the uncertainty about translations. Translations are very
>>> important, particularly in an LTS, and we do a great disservice to our
>>> translations volunteers if we do this without a plan for them, or
>>> otherwise abruptly change things for them. How ever we do this, it's
>>> likely that all strings will be shown as modified and they'll have to
>>> begin translations from scratch rather than just updating changed
>>> strings.
>>> I'd feel much better doing this for 14.10, when it's a bit less
>>> important to have a solid, translated documentation for release.
>> As we know, there is a chorus that goes up at every UDS that says we
>> should change away from XML but no one ever did anything.  I decided to
>> push forward with this in order to i) see what would be involved and ii)
>> provoke reactions from people.  From what I can see I've achieved both
>> goals.
>> It would be great if a knowledgeable person from Translations could get
>> in contact with me about the impact this transition would have for them.
> Your best bet is probably the translators mailing list:
> ubuntu-translators at

Oops, this is already on the translators list, the translator
*coordinators* may be the ones to talk to:

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