[Mailman-i18n] [Mailman-Developers] A better way of doing templates?
bv at opera.com
Wed Dec 7 13:27:47 CET 2005
On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 09:20:06 +0100, Fil <fil at rezo.net> wrote:
>> > Very cool. I've also heard requests to reduce the tarball size by
>> > separating the languages out into separate downloads. Does anybody
>> > think that's worth doing?
>> This has also been checked in. I'm going to try hack the release script
>> to separate the languages from the main tarball.
> I personnally dissent from this idea; one great strength of free
> software is
> its internationalization open to everyone both in participating to
> translations and using them. Making them "optional" is making the
> If the need for smaller tarballs is real (which I doubt, given the
> and diskspace you need to run Mailman :-) ), one option could be, on the
> contrary, to have a seperate download link for people who
> *want* a mono-lingual (supposedly US-English?) Mailman.
May I suggest a zero-lingual base version? The only way to make software
truly language independent is to avoid the concept of a "default language".
If everybody has to get a language file, developers will be forced to
think about localization issues.
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