[Soc-coordination] Preparing a press release
gintas at akl.lt
Wed Aug 9 00:47:46 UTC 2006
> We would like to start preparing a press release about Debian
> participation in Google Summer of Code. Could the mentors and students
> please provide status updates?
I hope a short description will do.
My work is on a centralized repository of l10n for Debian. I have been
collaborating with the Wordforge project . They already have tools
to deal with translations: .po file parsers, serializers, merging
mechanisms, etc. However, the interfaces of the components are not
very clearly defined and not always straightforward, and there are few
abstractions, which I am trying to address with my work on a more
consistent API for translation storage. The components are also
heavily filesystem-oriented, which poses some scalability problems, so I
am working on an alternative backend based on a relational database. I
have also been working on an implementation of the API that wraps
Wordforge's tools, so that Debian can use their web-based translation
Although direct applications are not the main goal of my project, I
have been working on bridging code with the Debian Descriptions
Translation Project (DDTP). Currently DDTP only has an e-mail based
interface. I also intend to deal with translations of Debconf
templates automatically, although this may have to wait until after the
deadline while I wrap up the API and finish with documentation.
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