Verbatim/Weekly Update/2009-07-23

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Meeting Details

  • 9:00 AM Mountain View Time (UTC -7)
  • 650-903-0800 x92 Conf# 227 (US/INTL)
  • #Verbatim for backchannel
  • (notetaker: sethb)


Seth, Gandalf, Fred, Friedel, Dwayne, Alaa


  • Update on the developer refresh
  • Pootle update


Sethb gives Verbatim update and vision

Pootle update

    • Making first release for new Web release on the Django platform
      • Somewhat painful, but short-term is stabilizing a release for existing users of Pootle with good feature set they are used to
    • Not all underlying Django work is done
    • Terminology improvements
    • Translation Memory
    • Permissions and rights for administrators
    • Soon, Virtaal to be released
    • Better file management

Fred's comments

  • Hooking up AMO with SVN with scripts that Dan and Wil wrote
  • Trying to include localizable html files
  • Make it easier to add project

Gandalf comments

  • Making AMO work with normal Gettext
    • Writing patches for AMO to use normal Gettext
    • Pootle autodiscovered the languages for AMO
  • Created Bugzilla account for locomotion
  • Do the same for SUMO
  • Investigate how Pootle would work with new LOL formats
  • May investigate the po-->DTD conversion scripts and minimize the diffs when it comes time to the Hg


  • Was an user experience person ever engaged to look at the Pootle UE and UI?
    • Some designers mocked up about 5 versions, but an important learning was that none of the designers had ever done any translation
    • Changes have been made on the most frequent request that were made
    • Look and feel changes from Dan and Wil last year
    • Current layout is still similar
  • From Friedel:
    • HTML conversions scripts haven't been used much, so please let us know any difficulties
    • Difficulties in adding new projects are partially addressed
    • AMO and SUMO gettext

Round table

  • Consider travels so we can meet all together
    • FOSDEM in February 2010
    • Prague in October 2009

To do

  • Follow Verbatim project in Bugzilla
  • Push changes upstream to Locomotion