Michal Čihař - Archive for Jan. 1, 2006

Happy Christmas!

24th December has started few minutes ago and the Christmas crazyness is going to end soon. No more carols whenewen man enters shop, no more fantastic Christmas offers wherever you look (well they will be replaced with New Year, Valentine's day, etc. offers, but they are usually not that aggressive.

I'm just finishing packing of presents for my family and only thing that keeps me up and running is Radio Beat on high volume … This is only style of music I can accept whole year ;-).

Anyway happy Christmas to all blog readers and I hope you got lot of presents from whoever gives presents in your country.

New translation system

As I'm not able to properly merge translations back to Rosetta, the pressure for changing translation system was bigger and I finally managed to install Pootle on my server and make it work according to my needs.

So since now, then only right translation system for Wammu is available at https://l10n.cihar.com. You can find some instructions about translating Wammu at improve pages.

In order to improve translations, new system will be managed - each translation will have administrator(s) who will be responsible for content and will approve translations.

Online localisation?

After few complains on quality of translations coming from Rosetta, I started to look for other possibilites to use for online translations. I want something what allows forcing of review of translations, as I don't see other way for improving their quality.

The only thing I found so far is Pootle, but I didn't yet manage to make it properly use Wammu po files and translate them. I'm probably doing something wrong, as there seem to be several working installations on the net. It's probably time to properly read documentation ;-).

Sonata in Debian!

Sonata has today been accepted to Debian! It is not much likely that it will be in next stable release so late, but even this might happen. Thanks to Daniel Baumann for uploading!

Closer to being DD

Christoph Berg has just recommended me to DAM, so I'm really close to be Debian Developer. Thans a lot to all people who helped me to go so fast through all needed steps!.

Windows developer wanted

It looks like problems of Wammu on Windows are over my possibilities. I don't use this system at all and I'm unable to help with fixing found problems. The current biggest problem is outdated python-gammu library which contains few bugs and too old Gammu library.

Compiling new version for somebody with experiences on compiling Python modules on Windows should be easy task. But nobody volunteered to do this so far and one build I got from BitPim developers is not a long term solution.

Upcoming Wammu version might be incompatible with that old python-gammu, so future of Wammu for Windows doesn't look good right now. It's up to you, who use Windows, if you want this port to be alive.

Demo and wiki hit 10000 unique visitors

This month for first time number of unique visitors on both phpMyAdmin demo and phpMyAdmin wiki has grown over 10000. It looks like phpMyAdmin attracts more and more people as demo server unique visitos constantly grows since time it has been launched.

BTW: If you like this service, you're welcome to send donation to halp paying costs of running.