You take the files and translate them then you have to submit the language pack to the customisation database?colnector wrote:To my understanding, phpBB already has the tools needed to allow translations
It is not a tool, more a way to contribute to the project for the Community's sake/benefit.
Like extensions are. At the end of all a translation it is somehow an "extension" of the phpBB that comes shipped just with British English.
As complex to what? I did read this Topic, the very interesting part is the last post (of you), so complex?colnector wrote:so no need to create/find a tool to do something as complex as on Colnect.
You know, you already got answers about this question, re-iterating: the Teams are all volunteers, so we users/extension writers/fan club or whatever you want to call us .. are.colnector wrote:All that's needed is someone of the phpBB team who'd take the role of being pro-actively responsible for translations and translators.
IMHO, due to all of what you did read in this years, answers to your only very big question (Collecting all of the phpBB language packs and have them always up-to-date, magically... because you are a collector and that's it) doesn't allow you to criticise so hard the Management of another site, it is GPL.. take it or leave it.colnector wrote: From what I see, the biggest problem is that phpBB issued some pages about translations and from that point on awaits passively for people to step forward and translate well.
It is due to the single Translator to update or not the packages, based on a free volunteer basis.colnector wrote: This isn't a good solution and I think it's evident considering how many languages still don't have 3.1.x support at all.
If I were you, and your Translators Team really need to collect all of the up-to-dated language packs.. well, I will inform the phpBB dot com management of my will-- Hey guys, me and my translators team we want to help the phpBB project and we are ready to start.. what we have to do..?
If you think the other guys are not properly sit on their own chairs.
All of this being said, I didn't want to be rude nor anything else. A constructive criticism to all of yours, nothing more nothing else.
Be constructive, start doing something.. I think it is the best way to show us you are not just a collector.
In the last posts before yours we are talking about a TOOL or call it whatever (a pro tool) to may be used/coded or whatever.. a real tool. Maybe integrated with the main repositories there at github.
Ok, wrote on the fly. I am not English mother-tongue.