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Weblate blog moved

I've been publishing updates about Weblate on my blog for past seven years. Now the project has grown up enough to deserve own space to publish posts. Please update your bookmarks and RSS readers to new location directly on Weblate website.

The Weblate website will receive another updates in upcoming weeks, I'm really looking forward to these.

New address for Weblate blog is https://weblate.org/news/.

New address for the RSS feed is https://weblate.org/feed/.

Weblate 3.6.1

Weblate 3.6.1 has been released today. It is a bugfix release fixing several issues reported after the 3.6 release.

Full list of changes:

  • Improved handling of monolingual Xliff files.
  • Fixed digest notifications in some corner cases.
  • Fixed addon script error alert.
  • Fixed generating MO file for monolingual PO files.
  • Fixed display of uninstalled checks.
  • Indicate administered projects on project listing.
  • Allow update to recover from missing VCS repository.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

Weblate 3.6

Weblate 3.6 has been released today. It brings rewritten notifications, user data download and several other improvements. It also sets depreciation timeline for Python 2 installations - after April 2020 Weblate will only support Python 3.

Full list of changes:

  • Add support for downloading user data.
  • Addons are now automatically triggered upon installation.
  • Improved instructions for resolving merge conflicts.
  • Cleanup addon is now compatible with app store metadata translations.
  • Configurable language code syntax when adding new translations.
  • Warn about using Python 2 with planned termination of support in April 2020.
  • Extract special chars from the source string for visual keyboard.
  • Extended contributor stats to reflect both source and target counts.
  • Admins and consistency addons can now add translations even if disabled for users.
  • Fixed description of toggle disabling Language-Team header manipulation.
  • Notify users mentioned in comments.
  • Removed file format autodetection from component setup.
  • Fixed generating MO file for monolingual PO files.
  • Added digest notifications.
  • Added support for muting component notifications.
  • Added notifications for new alerts, whiteboard messages or components.
  • Notifications for administered projects can now be configured.
  • Improved handling of three letter language codes.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

translation-finder 1.1

The translation-finder module has been released in version 1.1. It is used by Weblate to detect translatable files in the repository making setup of translation components in Weblate much easier. This release brings lot of improvements based on feedback from our users, making the detection more reliable and accurate.

Full list of changes:

  • Improved detection of translation with full language code.
  • Improved detection of language code in directory and file name.
  • Improved detection of language code separated by full stop.
  • Added detection for app store metadata files.
  • Added detection for JSON files.
  • Ignore symlinks during discovery.
  • Improved detection of matching pot files in several corner cases.
  • Improved detection of monolingual Gettext.

Weblate 3.5.1

Weblate 3.5.1 has been released today. Compared to the 3.5 release it brings several bug fixes and performance improvements.

Full list of changes:

  • Fixed Celery systemd unit example.
  • Fixed notifications from http repositories with login.
  • Fixed race condition in editing source string for monolingual translations.
  • Include output of failed addon execution in the logs.
  • Improved validation of choices for adding new language.
  • Allow to edit file format in component settings.
  • Update installation instructions to prefer Python 3.
  • Performance and consistency improvements for loading translations.
  • Make Microsoft Terminology service compatible with current zeep releases.
  • Localization updates.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

Weblate 3.5

Weblate 3.5 has been released today. It includes improvements in the translation memory, addons or alerting.

Full list of changes:

  • Improved performance of built in translation memory.
  • Added interface to manage global translation memory.
  • Improved alerting on bad component state.
  • Added user interface to manage whiteboard messages.
  • Addon commit message now can be configured.
  • Reduce number of commits when updating upstream repository.
  • Fixed possible metadata loss when moving component between projects.
  • Improved navigation in the zen mode.
  • Added several new quality checks (Markdown related and URL).
  • Added support for app store metadata files.
  • Added support for toggling GitHub or Gerrit integration.
  • Added check for Kashida letters.
  • Added option to squash commits based on authors.
  • Improved support for xlsx file format.
  • Compatibility with tesseract 4.0.
  • Billing addon now removes projects for unpaid billings after 45 days.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

wlc 1.0

wlc 1.0, a command line utility for Weblate, has been just released. The most important change is marking this stable and releasing actual 1.0. It has been around long enough to indicate it's stability.

Full list of changes:

  • Marked as stable release.
  • Added support for more parameters on file upload.

wlc is built on top of Weblate API, you can use it on Weblate 2.10 or newer, though some features might require more recent version. Of course you use it on our hosting offering. Usage examples can be found in the wlc documentation.

Weblate 3.4

Weblate 3.4 has been released today. The most visible new feature are guided translation component setup or performance improvements, but there are several other improvements as well.

Full list of changes:

  • Added support for XLIFF placeholders.
  • Celery can now utilize multiple task queues.
  • Added support for renaming and moving projects and components.
  • Include chars counts in reports.
  • Added guided adding of translation components with automatic detection of translation files.
  • Customizable merge commit messages for Git.
  • Added visual indication of component alerts in navigation.
  • Improved performance of loading translation files.
  • New addon to squash commits prior to push.
  • Improved displaying of translation changes.
  • Changed default merge style to rebase and made that configurable.
  • Better handle private use subtags in language code.
  • Improved performance of fulltext index updates.
  • Extended file upload API to support more parameters.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

Weblate 3.3

Weblate 3.3 has been released today. The most visible new feature are component alerts, but there are several other improvements as well.

Full list of changes:

  • Added support for component and project removal.
  • Improved performance for some monolingual translations.
  • Added translation component alerts to highlight problems with a translation.
  • Expose XLIFF unit resname as context when available.
  • Added support for XLIFF states.
  • Added check for non writable files in DATA_DIR.
  • Improved CSV export for changes.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions.

You can find more information about Weblate on https://weblate.org, the code is hosted on Github. If you are curious how it looks, you can try it out on demo server. Weblate is also being used on https://hosted.weblate.org/ as official translating service for phpMyAdmin, OsmAnd, Turris, FreedomBox, Weblate itself and many other projects.

Should you be looking for hosting of translations for your project, I'm happy to host them for you or help with setting it up on your infrastructure.

Further development of Weblate would not be possible without people providing donations, thanks to everybody who have helped so far! The roadmap for next release is just being prepared, you can influence this by expressing support for individual issues either by comments or by providing bounty for them.

Alerts in Weblate to indicate problems with translations

Upcoming Weblate 3.3 will bring new feature called alerts. This is one place location where you will see problems in your translations. Right now it mostly covers Weblate integration issues, but it will be extended in the future for deeper translation wide diagnostics.

This will help users to better integrate Weblate into the development process giving integration hints or highlighting problems Weblate has found in the translation. It will identify typical problems like not merged git repositories, parse errors in files or duplicate translation files. You can read more on this feature in the Weblate documentation.

Alerts in Weblate

You can enjoy this feature on Hosted Weblate right now, it will be part of upcoming 3.3 release.