We did it!
/me does Dora, the Explorer’s dance!
GNOME 2.18 Desktop Applications are now completely translated to Brazilian Portuguese, thanks to the colaborative work between the Ubuntu and GNOME Brazilian teams! Now, the Ubuntu team will be working hard to make sure that everything is in sync so that Ubuntu Feisty Fawn will have a default look and feel in our language as well!
I want to take this chance to congratulate all the hard work done by both teams, and recognize that together we removed a lot of redundancy in the process. We will be striving to finish the remaining GNOME packages, and hopefully have a 2.20 completely translated!
I will be working closely with the Debian localization team in the very near future to see if we can set up the same type of colaboration and give the Brazilian localization effort a boost!
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Been working hard with the GNOME Brazilian team to finish up the translation effort in time for 2.18. With the release date just around the corner, it is almost time to reap what we have sown:
|Language Team||Documentation (% translated)||User Interface (% translated)|
|Arabic||0% (130/8/23855)||99% (36988/0/3)|
|British English||32% (7912/0/16081)||99% (36988/0/3)|
|French||74% (17962/128/5903)||99% (36988/0/3)|
|Portuguese||0% (0/0/23993)||99% (36988/0/3)|
|Swedish||67% (16198/146/7649)||99% (36988/0/3)|
|Brazilian Portuguese||19% (4794/811/18388)||99% (36928/20/43)|
|Catalan||0% (144/1/23848)||99% (36837/90/64)|
|Korean||0% (54/18/23921)||99% (36785/2/204)|
|Vietnamese||0% (195/6/23792)||99% (36707/111/173)|
|German||3% (819/76/23098)||99% (36704/120/167)|
As you can see, the joined effort put together by the GNOME and Ubuntu Brazilian localization team has paid off, and though the documentation is not in the same level as the user interface, it is something we will be dealing with in the very next iteration. With 99% (36928/20/43) done, where 20 strings are marked as doubtfull and 43 without a translation, we should be 100% in no time!
Ok, so we now have Live CDs (not VMware images… towards the end of the page) with GNOME 2.17.92 fresh out of the oven! Come and get it!!! :)
The user name is Live and the password is blanked, so change it once you get a chance.
Now you can test GNOME 2.17.92 using QEMU, Microsoft VHD, and VMware.
These images will be generated periodically so that you’ll always have the latest, bleeding edge GNOME to play with! So if you’re involved with documentation, translation, or development for the GNOME Project, and don’t feel like building it yourself, this is the best form to test your work before it gets released. Get your copy here!
Just finished packaging poEdit and the translate-toolkit for Foresight. I usually do my translations using Vim, but ultimately use these two tools to “fine tune” them before submiting them to bugzilla.
Speaking of translations, I cannot wait to see the new GNOME with 100% desktop translations in portuguese (Brazilian), thanks to a partnership between the Brazilian GNOME and Ubuntu translation teams! ;)
I just have to agree with Foresight’s decision to ship the Epiphany web browser as their default browser! DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get me wrong, I like Firefox and some of the very nifty extensions make some of my tasks a breeze (Firebug rules!), but Epiphany IS GNOME’s default web broswer!
I say, take it for a spin and you’ll see how pleasant your experience will be!
Want to see what the new GNOME 2.18 will be like and can’t wait for the release date? Don’t feel like rolling up your sleeves and compiling it from source? Have no fear!!!
Ken Vandine has packaged GNOME 2.17.92 as a VMware image, which can be downloaded here. Experience GNOME (in english only for now) with all of its components packed into a mere 362 MB, including VMware Tools!!! All of this goodness thanks to the powers of Conary!
Next, more localized and Live CDs… ;)
I took advantage of an unexpected break I had over the weekend to create my own application to change the theme for OpenBox. Sure, I know there’s OBConf, but I wanted to write my own in python.
Without further ado, I present version 0.1 of Thematographer for OpenBox!
Even with the dependency on Glade, I find it to be very light and it will detect default themes installed, as well as themes installed on $HOME/.themes.
More articles on OpenBox to come.
Update: Kristoffer Gronlund has made some modifications to the code, which can be obtained here. I have incorporated some of it, to include changing the theme by double-clicking the theme name. Thanks Kristoffer! ;)
I’m back home, together with my wife and daughters. The two days spent in the hospital helped them (wife and baby) to recharge a bit their energies, and gave me some time to spend with my older daughter.
Many were the comments and emails I received during this period, all congratulating us and wishing us well. I even received a phone call from Brazil (thanks a million Kurt Kraut)! In the name of my (now slightly bigger) family I thank each and everyone of you for the kind words!
My company was kind enough to let me take 5 days off from work so I could be with “the girls,” and boy have they been helpful! Our first day at home was a bit rough since Kate cried every 30 minutes. It was only today, right after I drove Yv to school that I was able to take a 2 hour nap. By my calculations, I now have only 8 more to make up for… ;)
Things are shaping up at home, and if I had any concerns about how Yv would behave now that she has a little sister, now I have none. Every day, right before she goes to school, she insists in giving her little sister a kiss. ;)
The temperature here in North Carolina has gone up a bit, compared to New York and New Jersey, and with today’s 71 F we decided to go out and visit (my first time) Duke University’s Chapel. The Duke campus is absolutely wonderful and it gives you this feeling of the vast amount of knowledge and history that just seeps from its walls! I couldn’t help but fantasize about the day my daughters will be attending either Duke or UNC.
With Spring just around the corner, I’m sure we will be going on more small trips and taking a whole lot more pictures. Spring is a very interesting season, specially having gone through a few months of Winter. It only takes a few positive degrees to get people to come out and show off their “Winter tan,” trying to enjoy every second of warmth given off by the yet pale sun. For my next trip, I’m going for the second time to Duke Gardens. This place is so enchanting that not even the Hanging Gardens of Babylon would come close. This time around I will bring my real camera… so no more cel phone pictures. :)