Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for SUSE

wlc 0.9

wlc 0.9, a command line utility for Weblate, has been just released. There are several new commands like translation file upload or repository cleanup. The codebase has been also migrated to use requests instead of urllib.

Full list of changes:

  • Switched to requests
  • Added support for cleanup command.
  • Added support for upload command.

wlc is built on API introduced in Weblate 2.6 and still being in development, you need at least Weblate 2.10 (or use on our hosting offering). You can find usage examples in the wlc documentation.

uTidylib 0.4

Two years ago, I've taken over uTidylib maintainership. Two years has passed without any bigger contribution, but today there is a new version with support for recent html-tidy and Python 3.

The release still can't be uploaded to PyPI (see https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/issues/4860), but it's available for download from my website or tagged in the GitHub repository.

Full list of changes is quite small:

  • Compatibility with html-tidy 5.6.0.
  • Added support for Python 3.

Anyway as I can not update PyPI entry, the downloads are currently available only on my website: https://cihar.com/software/utidylib/

Weblate 3.2.1

Weblate 3.2.1 has been released today. It's a bugfix release for 3.2 fixing several minor issues which appeared in the release.

Full list of changes:

  • Document dependency on backports.csv on Python 2.7.
  • Fix running tests under root.
  • Improved error handling in gitexport module.
  • Fixed progress reporting for newly added languages.
  • Correctly report Celery worker errors to Sentry.
  • Fixed creating new translations with Qt Linguist.
  • Fixed occasional fulltext index update failures.
  • Improved validation when creating new components.
  • Added support for cleanup of old suggestions.

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 3.2

Weblate 3.2 has been released today. It's fiftieth release of Weblate and also it's release with most fixed issues on GitHub. The most important change is in the background - introduction of Celery to process background tasks. The biggest user visible change is extended translation memory.

Full list of changes:

  • Add install_addon management command for automated addon installation.
  • Allow more fine grained ratelimit settings.
  • Added support for export and import of Excel files.
  • Improve component cleanup in case of multiple component discovery addons.
  • Rewritten Microsoft Terminology machine translation backend.
  • Weblate now uses Celery to offload some processing.
  • Improved search capabilities and added regular expression search.
  • Added support for Youdao Zhiyun API machine translation.
  • Added support for Baidu API machine translation.
  • Integrated maintenance and cleanup tasks using Celery.
  • Improved performance of loading translations by almost 25%.
  • Removed support for merging headers on upload.
  • Removed support for custom commit messages.
  • Configurable editing mode (zen/full).
  • Added support for error reporting to Sentry.
  • Added support for automated daily update of repositories.
  • Added support for creating projects and components by users.
  • Built in translation memory now automatically stores translations done.
  • Users and projects can import their existing translation memories.
  • Better management of related strings for screenshots.
  • Added support for checking Java MessageFormat.

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 3.1

Weblate 3.1 has been released today. It contains mostly bug fixes, but there are some new feature as well, for example support for Amazon Translate.

Full list of changes:

  • Upgrades from older version than 3.0.1 are not supported.
  • Allow to override default commit messages from settings.
  • Improve webhooks compatibility with self hosted environments.
  • Added support for Amazon Translate.
  • Compatibility with Django 2.1.
  • Django system checks are now used to diagnose problems with installation.
  • Removed support for soon shutdown libravatar service.
  • New addon to mark unchanged translations as needing edit.
  • Add support for jumping to specific location while translating.
  • Downloaded translations can now be customized.
  • Improved calculation of string similarity in translation memory matches.
  • Added support by signing Git commits by GnuPG.

Update:

Weblate 3.1.1 was released as well fixing test suite failure on some setups:

  • Fix testsuite failure on some setup.

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 3.0.1

Weblate 3.0.1 has been released today. It contains several bug fixes, most importantly possible migration issue on users when migrating from 2.20. There was no data corruption, just some of the foreign keys were possibly not properly migrated. Upgrading from 3.0 to 3.0.1 will fix this as well as going directly from 2.20 to 3.0.1.

Full list of changes:

  • Fixed possible migration issue from 2.20.
  • Localization updates.
  • Removed obsolete hook examples.
  • Improved caching documentation.
  • Fixed displaying of admin documentation.
  • Improved handling of long language names.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions, the upgrade is more complex this time.

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 3.0

Weblate 3.0 has been released today. It contains brand new access control module and 61 fixed isssues.

Full list of changes:

  • Rewritten access control.
  • Several code cleanups that lead to moved and renamed modules.
  • New addon for automatic component discovery.
  • The import_project management command has now slightly different parameters.
  • Added basic support for Windows RC files.
  • New addon to store contributor names in PO file headers.
  • The per component hook scripts are removed, use addons instead.
  • Add support for collecting contributor agreements.
  • Access control changes are now tracked in history.
  • New addon to ensure all components in a project have same translations.
  • Support for more variables in commit message templates.
  • Add support for providing additional textual context.

If you are upgrading from older version, please follow our upgrading instructions, the upgrade is more complex this time.

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.

Improved Docker container for Weblate

The Docker container for Weblate got several improvements in past days and if you're using it, it might be worth reviewing your setup.

It has been upgraded to Python 3 and Django 2. This should cause no problems as Weblate itself supports both for quite some time, but if you were extending Weblate somehow, you might have to update these extensions to make them compatible.

The default cache backend is now redis. It will be required in future for some features, so you will have to switch at some point anyway. The memcached support is still there in case you want to stick with current setup.

Cron jobs have been integrated into the main container. So you no longer need to trigger them externally. This save quite some pain with offloaded indexing and another features which rely on regular execution.

Another important change is in logging - all logs are now go to the standard output, so you will get them by docker-compose logs and other Docker management commands. This will make debugging easier.

New projects on Hosted Weblate

Hosted Weblate provides also free hosting for free software projects. The hosting requests queue has grown too long and waited for more than month, so it's time to process it and include new projects. I hope that gives you have good motivation to spend Christmas break by translating free software.

This time, the newly hosted projects include:

  • ASS Danmaku - firefox extension for downloading danmaku
  • KeePass DX - KeePass implementation for Android
  • Liberapay Everywhere - the official Liberapay browser extension
  • Offline QR Code Generator - browser add-on allowing you to quickly generate a QR code
  • Guake - drop-down terminal for GNOME
  • Planner - Project and Task manager designed for elementary OS
  • EasySSH - The SSH connection manager to make your life easier.
  • Misskey - A Twitter-like SNS
  • Starke Verben - Android Application to learn your strong verbs
  • FMIT - Free Music Instrument Tuner
  • Crappy Firetitle - A firefox extension allowing customisation of windows' title
  • Piano Booster - a MIDI file player that displays the musical notes AND teaches you how to play the piano

If you want to support this effort, please donate to Weblate, especially recurring donations are welcome to make this service alive. You can do that easily on Liberapay or Bountysource.

What's being cooked for Weblate 3.0

Next release on Weblate roadmap is called 3.0 and will bring some important changes. Some of these are already present in the Git repository and deployed on Hosted Weblate, but more of that will follow.

Component discovery

Component discovery is useful feature if you have several translation components in one repository. Previously import_project management command was the only way to help you, however it had to be executed manually on any change. Now you can use Component discovery addon which does quite similar thing, however is triggered on VCS update, so it can be used to follow structure of your project without any manual interaction. This feature is already available in Git and on Hosted Weblate, though you have to ask for initial setup there.

Code cleanups

Over the years (first Weblate release was more than six years ago) the code structure is far from optimal. There are several code cleanups scheduled and some of them are already present in Git repository. This will make Weblate easier to maintain and extend (eg. with third party file format drivers).

User management

Since the beginning Weblate has relied on user management and permissions as provided by Django. This is really not a good fit for language / project matrix permissions which most people need so we've come with Group ACL to extend this. This worked quite well for some use cases, but it turned out to be problematic for others. It is also quite hard to setup properly. For Weblate 3.0 this will be dropped and replaced by access control which fits more use cases. This is still being finalized in our issue tracker, so if you have any comments to this, please share them.

Migration path

Due to above mentioned massive changes, migrations across 3.0 will not be supported. You will always have to upgrade to 3.0 first and then upgrade to further versions. The code cleanups will also lead to some changes in the configuration, so take care when upgrading and follow upgrading instructions.