[GMG-Devel] Migrating from transifex (bis)

Christopher Allan Webber cwebber at dustycloud.org
Mon Nov 17 17:30:10 EST 2014

Ineiev writes:

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:11:02AM -0600, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>> This seems like a lot of manual work... I worry that we are going to hit
>> a workflow regression where we are depending on a process to get things
>> updated and this becomes difficult or takes a long time.
>> Previously the process was:
>>  1) Someone would request a new language on Transifex
>>  2) I get an email about this
>>  3) I log onto Transifex and press a button
>>  4) The new language is supported (and added the next time we pull down)
> I see. on Pootle, you could allow "default" (that is, any logged in)
> user administrate mediagoblin, which means that they'll be able to 
> add and remove languages. I could setup a cron job that would check
> for new languages and initialise PO files for them in the working copy
> on chapters.gnu.org; Pootle users then would be able to edit those
> translations, and those PO files would show up when pulled from Pootle.
> In other words,
> 1) Someone adds a new language on Pootle and starts working on it;
> 2) Eventually, a developer runs devtools/update_translations.sh
>    which adds new translations to GIT.

That probably works.  Boris, what do you think?  I am good with
contributors adding new languages... I am a bit more nervous about
contributors deleting them though.

>> Even this was not ideal, because sometimes it could take a couple weeks
>> for me to get to #3 if I was particularly busy (though if someone pinged
>> me on IRC, I would usually address it immediately).
>> It seems like the new process will be:
>>  1) Someone wants a new language in Transifex... where do they file the
>>     request?
> Er.. I thought the intention was to replace Transifex. I think
> I misunderstood something. perhaps somebody should clarify
> what we are going to get.

That was me being dumb.  I meant to say "in MediaGoblin".  Apologies!  :)

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