Re: [fdo] Re: On translation regressions due to dependencies

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 12:34:00PM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 09:47:57PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Is there some way we can have a list of groups that translators should
> > be in, such that each module maintainer can add their module's group to
> > the list?
> > 
> > So e.g. I could say "translators should be in group dbus" and then
> > translators would be able to access the dbus module.
> If the various projects are fine with this, we could have a very small
> translators project. Every translator could be a member of this project,
> so we could have a script to do the necessary sync. We could also hold a
> list of participating projects in ~i18n, or whatever.
> However, this still doesn't change the base issue: with xorg (or
> whatever), I'm personally quite uncomfortable every time we grow the
> committers list[0], so I really don't think this is the best situation,
> to be honest.
> Again, it's not that I distrust translators specifically, it's just that
> I'm a cynical bastard when it comes to dumping code in something as
> unimportant as, say, X.
> And, as Debian proved, every single developer is a possible attack
> vector.

Just on this note, let me state that I in no way consider translators as
second-class citizens; nor documenters, UI dudes, general organisers, or
anyone whatsoever just because they don't code.

I'm just saying that I feel a twang every time I add someone to fd.o (in
particular, the X projects, since they are so widely-deployed), and that
if we were to wholesale import 88 or 120 committers ... wow. That's a
big change, and 120 *more* potential attack vectors (even more than we
already have). If there is any way to lessen the pain by a logical
separation: coders can commit to the code components, translators can
commit to the translation components, that would absolutely make my day.

So yeah. All respect to translators, but I would be extremely loathe to
add 88 or 120 coders, too.

:) d

Daniel Stone                                            <daniel freedesktop org> powering your desktop      

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