#144 [Workshop] Fedora translation platform - validating the migration plan
Opened 7 months ago by jibecfed. Modified 5 months ago

What is your proposal?

Quoting @bex on translation mailing list (may 22nd 2019): "Zanata no longer has a functioning upstream and is on "ping and power" level life support to keep our instance running. At this time there is no reason to believe the project will become viable so we need to consider where we want to host our translation in the future."

From what we know, we'll probably have to migrate to weblate (see footnote: why weblate?) but there is a lot to decide before starting a migration. Work is ongoing to consolidate our needs and to draw a migration strategy.

We'll have to decide:
1. Where to host it, there pros/cons in hosting it ourselves vs. pay Weblate for it.
2. What features improvements we want and what we can pay for.
3. What is the migration plan itself (what is to be done, when, where we start from, who coordinate, who has to contribute)

Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed?

List each person by their name and FAS ID, as shown below:

  • Any active l10n or i18n contributor willing to help for the migration,
  • At least one person to represent council: we need to know what's the amount of money we can reasonably invest)
  • At least one person from infrastructure team: maybe they can't or don't want to host Weblate for some reasons
  • Any maintainer or project currently using Zanata: we'll need to start somewhere :)

Is this a…

  • 2 hours: Workshop

Anything else we need to know?

A draft of the migration will be ready for Flock.

Who are you?

  • Name: Jean-Baptiste Holcroft
  • FAS ID: jibecfed
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID: jibec

Footnote

why weblate?

There is only a few major open-source translation platform able to support as Fedora: Zanata, Pootle, Pontoon and Weblate. Zanata is dead, Pootle looks the same, and Pontoon from Mozilla is focused on Mozilla's use-case and isn't really a generic solution.


If I do not have conflicts, I'll try to attend :)

+1 for this topic. I would like to attend this discussion.

If I have no conflicts, I'm interested in attending this.

Interesting topic - I would like to join

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