FAQ on migration to Transifex.com

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Fedora translation projects were migrated to Transifex.net on Friday, February 18, 2011. Projects on Fedora Hosted will be given a chance to opt-out, and those who don't opt-out will be migrated over the next two weeks.


Why now and not wait for the next version?

We are lacking resources to manage our current infrastructure, and the L10n group decided that the Fedora 15 translations are in danger. All related Fedora groups (L10n, Infrastructure, Packaging, Docs and Board) have concluded that there is little risk in the move.


Where do I get the "tx" command-line utility?

The transifex client is currently available as the transifex-client package in Rawhide (pre-F16), and in the updates-testing repositories for Fedora 13, 14, and 15, and EPEL 5 and 6.

Where can I get more help on using the Transifex client?

Additional help for the Transifex client is available at transifex.net


How do I use "tx set" properly?

All these instructions assume that you have already visited https://transifex.net and set up your project there. If you haven't done so yet, you can visit this link to add your project to Transifex. Note your project's slug on the site, which is usually its name rendered in all lowercase. If you can't remember that setting, visit the project page and select Edit to look at the settings.


My project has a po/ folder, and a single POT and multiple PO files

In your checked-out project repository (e.g. a SVN checkout or git clone), run:

tx init

This command creates a ~/.transifexrc file for your user account, and a .tx/config file in your project working tree.

To declare your POT file and the source language (probably "en"), run this command:

tx set --execute --auto-local -r $PROJECT_SLUG.$RESOURCE_SLUG -s $SOURCE_LANG -f 'po/$POTFILE' 'po/<lang>.po'

To push existing translations in your repository to the Transifex server, run:

tx push -t

My project uses multiple POTs


(Your own question here...)