Archive for June, 2008

June 25th, 2008

We need German translators to promote Linux! And others are welcome too

We need people to bring the first GNU/Linux website that doesn’t suck to all possible languages.

Until last year, translations were hard to setup and manage, so we created an special multi-website CMS focused on internationalization, which makes it really easy for translators to preview their work and release websites with a few clicks, and also reports any mistake translators and editors have made (if any), among other things. We also setup a web-based translation interface, for those who don’t want to use the traditional, not-so-easy-to-use CAT applications.

The Castilian and French translations were the first to be ported to the new system, and now the Catalan translation is near completion. But the German translation is just ~60% translated, which means the new edition cannot be released the new way; this has caused some problems since we’re using the new system, because we have to maintain it the old way and the time we spend maintaining one outdated site could be used to improve the system that powers the other websites, so we decided to move on and stop maintaining it the old way – that means that it won’t be linked to from the upgraded websites such as, until the German translation is complete.

So, if you’re a German speaker, please help us out. But if you speak a language other than German and English, you can help too. Just head on to the GLM website to find out how to be a translator.

PS: We already talked about this on the blog, but only Catalan translators came up. I’m making another try on my blog because I belong to some groups at Mugshot and thus more people can know about this.

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June 22nd, 2008

Do NOT use IMAP support in Kmail! It will eat your emails

I was not aware that I was losing emails because of Kmail since I switched from POP3 to IMAP in all my email accounts ~1 week ago, until I saw how Kmail deleted all of my unread messages after a crash.

I suspected that I was loosing emails and that was the conclusive proof. I thought it was caused by an issue announced on my provider’s blog some days ago, which was fixed.

What are the consequences? It worries me that I don’t know them all. Among the few consequences I’m aware of, the worst one is that three of our servers were down today for almost 2 hours because I didn’t receive the monthly receipt nor its reminders; fortunately, our highest traffic websites (like and translations) are hosted in other servers.

June 18th, 2008

We’ll be able to install Ubuntu with Freedomware only!

With no need to download a fully free fork, like gNewSense or Gobuntu.

I am really glad to know that, and hope it will also work with Kubuntu.


June 12th, 2008

A silly yet killer feature in Poliglota

Just a quick post to highlight a new feature in Poliglota:

While most CMSs around have a lot of trouble with non-Western languages and cross-linking the different language editions accordingly, Poliglota has a solid support for these features since day one! And it’s just one of the features.

By the way, want to get involved and speak PHP? Then please contact us!

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