On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 10:27:36PM -0300, ValessioBrito wrote:
> It would like to know the opinion of all, on the personalization of
> the Inkscape "local".
> To create local communities, To translate, To register and To divulge
> the Inkscape.
> Some details to stimulate the local production, "about.local.svg" is
> the competition for choice of local Splash.
It is great to see this local community for Brazil, and many of us have
been amazed at the work to create and maintain inkscapebrasil.org.
Local versions of Inkscape would be okay. As long as it continues to be
provided as GPL, this is allowed.
But it would be good to know if we could better integrate with the local
communities. This way, if the local group makes improvements to
Inkscape (either for just the local, for for inkscape in general), they
then can be carried into future versions.
Especially, this may be important for documentation and website
information. Keeping translations coordinated and in sync is hard by
itself, and may be even harder if you have to do it alone. So I would
ALWAY encourage that local translations, customizations, etc. be added
to the core codebase. If there are any difficulties or needs for making
this easier, or accounts to set up, mailing lists, websites, or
whatever, I would be happy to work with you on this.
In particular, one area I am currently helping on is to create a website
where localized manuals can be developed. This is very new, and not
fully working, but you can see its start at
http://www.inkscape.org/manual/. The past few days have seen French and
Russian translators joining. There are still many problems with the
site to work through, but anyone interested in writing or translating an
Inkscape manual would be most welcomed. Right now we also especially
need people skilled in PHP and drupal.
For about screens, it is a good point to have them be localized and
remixed to include information about local organizations, such as the
inkscapebrasil.org website. This way, users of that localized version
will learn about local groups they can participate in. It is too late
to do this for 0.45.1, but let's keep this topic under discussion for