On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 10:27:03AM +0200, Xavier Conde Rueda wrote:
> I suppoe i'm not the guy who's gonna decide wheter or not SVN trunk
> should be moved to GNOME :), but anyway i think he deserves an answer.
> Since I don't know the reason why Inkscape is not in GNOME maybe
> others would like to anwer him.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Christian Rose <menthos@...>
> Date: 04/06/2006 22:17
> Subject: Re: New volunteers for translating Inkscape
> To: Xavier Conde Rueda <xavi.conde@...>
> Cc: rkwjpj@...
> On 6/3/06, Xavier Conde Rueda <xavi.conde@...> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > My name is Xavier Conde, and I'm a member of Inkscape  translation
> > team. We are looking for new translators to improve the translation
> > statistics for Inkscape. Since there are many languages not currently
> > supported, we are asking for new volunteers.
> I did suggest once before that Inkscape should move to use the GNOME
> CVS/SVN repository, which hosts many other projects (except from
> GNOME) like GTK+ and Gimp.
The last time I recall this being suggested, we were at a point of
transitioning to SVN. If GNOME had supported SVN at that point, we said
it'd be worth transitioning to GNOME SVN, but at the time GNOME had no
plans to set up SVN, so that killed the idea.
> I beleive that would solve most (if not all) of your problems finding
> translators -- if it's in the GNOME repository, then the GNOME
> Translation Project, with its many hundreds of translators, will help
> translate it.
Actually we don't have problems finding translators -- our translation
team is doing great as they are; we just want to recruit additional
people for languages we don't already cover, and felt that there might
be some people in the GNOME translation team who might also like having
the opportunity to translate Inkscape for their language. I understand
that not having Inkscape in the GNOME repository gives them an
additional step to have to take, and some won't want to do that, but I
imagine at least some care enough about Inkscape that they will still
wish to do the translation work, and won't mind using our processes.
If it really is the case that they can't use any repository other than
GNOME's for some reason, we could simply place a copy of Inkscape in
GNOME CVS for them to work from, and then copy the translations back to
our own tree later.