[ubuntu-uk] Fwd: Call for creating and testing localized ISO images

Dave Rice dave at ricey.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 10:05:04 UTC 2011


Al, all,

As I'm part of the translation team I'd be happy to help.

Getting our own localised version certainly makes sense!

Cheers

Dave
On Jul 22, 2011 10:57 AM, "Alan Pope" <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> Anyone fancy helping out with this.
>
> We're looking to make localised en_GB ISO images, at the moment the
> default ISO is en_US (so American keyboard layout, dictionary etc).
>
> Cheers,
> Al.
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com>
> Date: 22 July 2011 10:46
> Subject: Call for creating and testing localized ISO images
> To: Ubuntu Translators <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com>, "Ubuntu
> local community team (LoCo) contacts" <loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> You are probably aware of this spec to create localized ISOs:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-o-cd-localization
>
> In a nutshell, language packs are going away from the main Ubuntu ISO
> (as you know, we could never include them all anyway), and instead,
> we're providing LoCos with a standard set of tools to create ISOs which
> not only can be shipped with a given language enabled and installed by
> default, but also allow setting other defaults appropriate for the given
> language/region/culture.
>
> At this point, I'd like to ask if any of you guys would be willing to
> sign up for creating and testing the first localized images for your
> language/LoCo.
>
> The tools are still being created, so for now we are not looking at
> creating them already, but rather for a list of contacts of people
> committed to creating and testing the first prototypes when the
> infrastructure is ready.
>
> I've just drafted a page to coordinate this process:
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneiricOcelot/LocalizedImagesRollout
>
> Note that the FAQ is still in a pretty crude state, as the actual
> project is to be completed by release date and thus it is still in
> progress. Therefore, if you've got any questions, please feel free to
> ask and we'll try to answer and include them in the FAQ. Please do read
> the spec first, as your question might already be answered there.
>
> So if you'd like to contribute to the ISO image for your language/LoCo,
> please add yourself to the table in the wiki page.
>
> I'm very excited about this project, which I think it's going to be
> awesome for LoCos. Thanks a lot for your help!
>
> Regards,
> David.
>
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