[Inx] What about a French translation?

Vincent the.addikt1ve at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 10:21:41 PDT 2009

Actually I knew that:

1°/ You wrote INX single-handedly;
2°/ You don't want to rewrite INX.

And I said that:

1°/ We're ready to rewrite INX for gettext;
2°/ We don't want to fork.

We'd like to work under your benevolent dictatorship ;)

2009/8/24 Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>

> On Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:23:21 +0200
> Vincent <the.addikt1ve at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We'd like to contribute to INX, so we're ready to internationalize your
> > projet using gettext, without forking since we won't want to become
> > developers. Three persons aren't enough to do that: we need backup from
> > INX's neighbourhood.
> Ah, I perhaps misunderstood your reply - I apologise, if so :-)
> I tried to explain briefly how INX was written, and give some pointers
> of what you or others could look at and expect - but I understand only
> too well that, in its present form, INX would be a big task to
> translate. I suppose I reacted a bit strongly to your reply, because I
> had taken the time to give some links and some explanation, and your
> reply seemed a bit ... well, let's say, curt :)
> INX has a very small team, and really only a handful of people have
> been active. Several people have helped greatly either by organising
> hosting and mailing lists, donating some hardware, finding bugs and
> making sensible suggestions, improving code, and even making some
> special packages for INX.
> Using gettext has been suggested before, and no doubt it is a great
> idea - perhaps though, you were not aware that essentially about 99% of
> the INX-specific code has been written by one man. I continue to add to,
> and, I hope, improve it ... The INX "neighbourhood" is not large, sadly!
> > Please, give us a chance ;o)
> I am very open to possibilities, but so far I have not had time to look
> at gettext - and I, personally, will not have the time to rewrite INX
> single-handedly. If others are interested, I would be pleased to help. I
> am not a good coder :) I just glue stuff together in perhaps a
> different way, but I'm sure any trained programmer would find my scripts
> primitive, repetitive and inelegant! They (mostly) run OK,  though
> *smile*.
> I will have a look at gettext, but as I have tried to point out, I
> doubt that I personally will be able to make the needed changes to INX,
> at least in the short term. Others will need to have an "itch to
> scratch", I suppose :)
> This list probably has a few subscribers who might find your
> translation suggestion interesting. I find it interesting, but you
> would need some other allies, as you say ...
> Other subscribers - any comments? Anyone who wants to help Vincent and
> his collaborators? I am happy to help if possible, but we could do with
> more hands and heads ...
> Sincerely,
> Peter
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