Create Translation Group

Asked by Dimitri John Ledkov on 2009-12-13

Please create "Xiphos Translation Group"

There are existing language maintainers who would like to remain sole language maintainership for Xiphos. But we would like to open up translations of other languages via Launchpad and possibly get those maintainers as well.

As I far as i understand Translation Group is the way to do this in our case.


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Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #1


I see you are currently using Launchpad Translators group.
What are the problems encountered while using Launchpad Translators group?

You can find more info about the group here.

Of course we can create a translation group for Xiphos, but from my point of view, splitting translators community in hundreds of groups will not get to much benefit both for translators and project maintainers.

We want to make Launchpad Translators group, suitable for any project hosted in Launchpad, so any feedback is much appreciated.

Kindest regards,

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) said : #2

Well I totally understand your point. That's why I do like Launchpad & Ubuntu community a lot. I'm Ubuntu/Debian maintainer of Xiphos but also got svn commit access on sourceforge. They use sourceforge as primary user/developer group (although it might not look like it due to my activity on lp)

I guess translation group "feature" is viewed as a "bug". Here is the email to developer list from Xiphos project leader:

2009/12/13 Peter von Kaehne <email address hidden>:
> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> But I absolutely do resist any idea of having the farsi translation open
>> for drive-by shooters. Any submissions needs to get checked and
>> essentially i will want to ignore people who I do not know (personally
>> and face-to-face).
>> Can we please have some more fine grained control over who is allowed to
>> make changes to what?
> Ok, I think the solution for Launchpad is to change the project overall
> to "structured" and then name a maintainer for those languages the
> maintainer wants to have control over what goes in.
> This will restrict access to those languages which shall not get
> "messed" about with, wile leaving wide open the rest.
> Best of all worlds I guess.
> Peter

I guess I can simply ignore fa translations and not commit them back to svn.

But from rosetta point of view it would be nice to have a feature to give per language control over translations. Eg. yes translate all, but we do have existing outside lp maintainers for so and so and he will review these translations.

I'll browse through rosetta bugs and to see something similar.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #3


Thank you very much for you feedback!

In this case you would like to set translation policy to Restricted.

This should solve your problem as any language without a managing team will be closed for "drive-by shooters".

Right now we are building the teams and trying to find trusted translators for languages that don't already have a managing team.

You should see Launchpad Translators Group just like you own Xiphos group. If you need new teams added please let us know and we will add them. If some teams are submitting bad translations , also please let us know and we will take care of that.

Will Restricted translation policy suit your needs?

Kindest regards,

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) said : #4

Sounds good.

We will stick to structured policy.

Please set team ~farsi-translators as maintainer for Persian. I'll add
our other 2 Persian translators to it.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) said : #5

Sounds good.

We will stick to structured policy.

Please set team ~farsi-translators as maintainer for Persian. I'll add our other 2 Persian translators to it.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #6


Can you please set up the lp-l10n-fa team ?
We use this naming convention for all other Launchpad Translation teams and we would like to have a consistent naming convention.

As soon as the team is created, I will appoint it to Launchpad Translations Group for Persian.

Kindest regards,

Best Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #8

Thansk! Done.

To assure translations quality please inform Persian translations about these wikipages.

Please take the time and define a translations guideline link for Persian

Here are some hints:


Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) said : #9

Thanks Adi Roiban, that solved my question.

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