Improving translations system

Hi!

How do you think about using Tranlatex or any other similar tools to let non coder users to contribute?

For example, Delta Chat software, where I translate to Catalan, has 2 subprojects, one for the app (Desktop, Android and iOS clients) and a second for the website. So it’s easy to translate all this stuff.

It would be wonderful if duniter and even monnaie-libre web sites could be translated. And Cesium and the future Substract clients, with the other useful tools (Gmix, Gmonit, etc.).

Cheers!

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Hi,

We had in the past a self-hosted instance of Weblate for the translations of all interfaces.
Too much maintenance effort was required and we gave up.
That would be a great thing to have it back for the whole Duniter ecosystem.
On the project level, like for Cesium, it’s possible to decide to use Transifex, this have to be checked with the repository’s maintainer.

Maybe a self-hosted instance is not a good idea (for the effort). What about a hiring 3th part hosted service? Transifex, weblate, etc.

Even, if necessary, I could build a service payable 100% with G1 :slight_smile:

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You should propose a crowd-funding for that idea!

Why not, simply, use Duniter funds?

Hello Joam,
Please explain what you refer to.

A new remuneration cycle will start in december. You can be remunerated using this funds if nobody disagree. (I just need to know the pubkey to send the transaction to)

Do you think you are going to start working on this within the next 4 months? If yes, you will be remunerated from 20 UD to 100 UD per month like any technical contributor. (no pressure, no engagement :slight_smile: )

In the case we become dependent of this server, we would need some guaranties:

  • at least someone else (trusted) has access to it (in order to increase the bus factor, and to solve sync problems with our GitLab);
  • we can keep it or restart it somewhere else if some day you stop hosting the server.
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Hi, I could start as soon as needed.

About the guaranties:

  • I can share with you access to the backup server, where you can download/sync the code+ddbb to reply the service elsewhere if needed.
  • About the trusted access: I can give access to the /var/www/…/our_service folder (I use Debian servers, and Ispconfig for the hosting stuff), but not access to the server root, because it’s a shared instance (with some other of my projects). We could have an instance just for this service, but then the hosting and maintenance is higher. In this case, I have no problems to share the access and even the « work » with anyone else interested :wink:

About costs, I can use a 15DU/hour rate (it’s my standard rate, 15€/h for « nice »/social projects, when not working pro bono). So I think once the service is running, it requires just a few hours to maintenance for security updates, migrations when needed, etc. If there is a peak of work, I can earn the DU using 2 months, etc. but I think it will cost less than 1.200DU/yearly (that will be about 90h!!). But, you know, what about incidences, new requirements, etc? No idea by now :slight_smile: But in my experience, stable running serves requires little maintenance time yearly (5, 10, 20h?). Anyway, I’m not offering this to you to « earn money », just to « practice » the june economy :wink:

Ps.: I forget hosting costs: for a shared server, 6DU/month could be fine (depending of space required): https://calbasi.net/hostatjament_basic (1Gb)

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