At times I don’t think things work to good here @ polyglots. Very much feels disorganized and poorly thought through, which then confuses us who translate and create local packages. Especially since we went from SVN to GlotPress.
Can we please have a new Development (trunk) project @ glotpress
When 3.6 was released someone renamed the current dev project to 3.6.x without creating any new dev project. If we are to move to GlotPress and phase out SVN, things has to work better.
I’ve pointed this out several times, but unfortunately nothing has changed. When we use SVN, we can, in a sense manage tags/branches ourselves, something we can’t do with GlotPress. We are instead dependent on someone taking care of the projects. When 20 days goes by with no response to your request you lose the will to even try.
I even tried to contact the core team via IRC, the third attempt nacin replied, quite vague:
I’ve seen the thread. There will be a 3.7 project once it makes sense.
Firstly, if a request is read, leave a message, I do not have Jedi mind powers. Secondly, when it makes sense to whom? Sorry, but It feels like everyone does as they themselves find fit at the time, not a good way to get things organized…
There are already new strings for 3.7. Some of us want to work at our own pace and not get all strings at once. Suppose also that a language team wants to review parts of the translations for the upcoming version without involving sub versions aka have access to a development version. Shouldn’t it be possible (just like core)? We should be able to have the ability to organize and plan within our team, without technical limitations. Right now GlotPress is such limitation, at least as long as you have to chase people to get answers to questions/requests that we should be able to ask right here.
This is exactly what I said would happen when discussions about GlotPress came up. GlotPress was and is not ready for this type of project. I think GlotPress can be really good and I will say nothing about evolution that occurs with GlotPress (some are doing a really good job with the updates of the software). GlotPress should be a plugin that the teams could operate ourselves on the local sites. It would solve a lot of problems, it would be ready when a local site is set up, and we would be able to manage all projects and users within the teams, in one place.
You may think I’m just ranting, let it be so. When it comes to projects and computers, I am extremely organized, sometimes maybe too organized (if you can be?).
Polyglots, the use of GlotPress and creation of packages need to be reviewed and organized!