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Future migration plan
This page is a work-in-progress content about our L10N/Translation Platform

Objectives

The Fedora Localization community is using and end-of-life translation platform, and need to find a new tool to support our team activity.

Last migrations gave mitigated results, and we need this migration to be the last one for a significant period, at least for a decade. It means we need to be able to reach stability continuity.

With the aim above in mind, then we should discuss what we need to do.

The requirements are grouped inside these categories:

  1. host fedora and upstream translation projects (dnf, websites...)
  2. team collaboration processes (fr, pr_br, ro...)
  3. translation processes

Migration plan

Schedule hypothesis

The migration plan will be related to the future Fedora 32 schedule. Here is the schedule drafted from previous

2019-08-20	Branch Fedora 31 from Rawhide (Rawhide becomes future F32) 
2019-10-29	Fedora 31 Release 
2020-01-07	Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (System Wide Changes) 
		Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (Changes requiring mass rebuild) 
2020-01-28	Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (Self Contained Changes) 
2020-01-29	Mass Rebuild 
2020-02-04	Software String Freeze 
2020-02-18	Change Checkpoint: Completion deadline (testable) 
		Branch Fedora 32 from Rawhide (Rawhide becomes future F33) 
2020-03-03	Bodhi activation point 
		Beta Freeze (*) 
		Software Translation Deadline
		Change Checkpoint: 100% Code Complete Deadline 
2020-03-24	Beta Release (Preferred Target) 
2020-03-31	Beta Release (Target #1) 
2020-04-14	Final Freeze (*) 
2020-04-28	Final Release (GA) (Preferred Target) 
2020-05-05	Final Release (GA) (Target #1)

Key milestones

Be ready for Software Translation Deadline

The second key milestone is the string freeze, ideally, all upstream project will have to use the translation platform by then. Translators need time to translate, going too much beyond the Software String Freeze deadline would prevent correct translation level, and thus, impacting user experience for non english speakers.

2020-01-28	Software String Freeze 
2020-03-03	Software Translation Deadline

Be ready for System Wide Changes proposal deadline

Changing our translation platform is an important change for translators, but the impact on packages is minor. Release can technically be done whatever successfull the migration is. Failing the migration would mean waste of contributor ressources and demotivation.

It requires coordination with:

  • all upstream maintainer using Zanata will have to migrate,
  • website team will have to migrate,
  • documentation team will have to finish i18n support.

As this largely impact our community, visibility is important for teams to coordinate, and the change to be noticed outside of our community.

2020-01-07	Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (System Wide Changes) 

We'll have to be ready by then. Which mean ask the community to confirm the move, and projects to confirm they understood the new way to interact with the translators and the new translator platform.

Agree on the System Wide Changes proposal

A test phase with pilot projects and translators would be useful, as the philosophy of the translation platform will be really different of what we currently have.

This test phase already happened with some positive feedback about the documentation translation system internationalization.

A GO/NO GO should probably be handled in december.

Key activities

  • Communicate the reasons of the migration.
  • Develop the mandatory Fedora specific features
  • Explain to project maintainers the impact on source management (Zanata uses command line interface to push/pull while Weblate interact with a git repository).
  • Roll-out of the Fedora websites. Adapt continuous deployment to confirm behaviour on staging. Then deploy on production.
  • Roll-out of the Fedora documentation. Deploy in production the current staging continuous deployment scripts which are running in staging. Note: it currently uses a demonstration Weblate instance [1].
  • Roll-out of the Fedora packages. Confirm the git repository to use and connect Weblate to each projects. This doesn't require much upstream contribution (only the branch or branches to use are to be known).

List of projects and status

Why a migration status? Some Zanata projects are tests, other projects can freely decide to decide to change the way they structure their translation or move to any translation platform of their choice.

Identification Identification status Number
… projects that do not require migration No 8
… projects to be confirmed Requires migration ? 106
… projects to migrate Yes 0
Total projects in Zanata 114


Progress Migration status Number
… Not concerned by the migration N/A 8
… Project migration did not start yet Not started 106
… Migration is done Done 0
Total projects to migrate 114


project MESSAGE WORD Identification status Progress status Upstream ticket Comment
abrt 3980 32000 Requires migration ? Not started
anaconda 767701 5072422 Requires migration ? Not started
appstream-glib 9999 46157 Requires migration ? Not started
asciidoc-test 0 0 No N/A
asknot-ng 54944 246238 Requires migration ? Not started
authselect 117362 1088275 Requires migration ? Not started
balistica 5151 11514 Requires migration ? Not started
blivet 124533 787396 Requires migration ? Not started
blivet-gui 22523 79285 Requires migration ? Not started
camorama 16500 78400 Requires migration ? Not started
certmonger 41915 253510 Requires migration ? Not started
chkconfig 20806 112514 Requires migration ? Not started
classified-ads 87163 404707 Requires migration ? Not started
cockpit 846784 3079086 Requires migration ? Not started
cockpit-composer 20402 84739 Requires migration ? Not started
comps 64034 331078 Requires migration ? Not started
cracklib 1616 9797 Requires migration ? Not started
dnf 143319 719827 Requires migration ? Not started
dnf-plugins-core 33027 209171 Requires migration ? Not started
dnf-plugins-extras 5050 32623 Requires migration ? Not started
docker-anaconda-addon 404 2727 Requires migration ? Not started
eicar-test 0 0 No N/A
entangle 23129 101505 Requires migration ? Not started
expendable 9393 23028 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-budget 31714 351177 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-cheat-cubes 20806 55146 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-docs-install-guide 258459 5807904 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-docs-system-adminstration-guide 679831 14731153 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-modularity-translations 30300 552975 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-podcast 38784 1960208 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-software 3234 13132 Requires migration ? Not started
fedora-web 143100 1388100 Requires migration ? Not started
firewalld 86960 467164 Requires migration ? Not started
firstboot 2121 11918 Requires migration ? Not started
freeipa 1785276 22334736 Requires migration ? Not started
gfs2-utils 107666 832543 Requires migration ? Not started
gnome-abrt 6370 26700 Requires migration ? Not started
gss-ntlmssp 3030 12625 Requires migration ? Not started
hivex 2222 27573 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus 54944 219069 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-anthy 19594 71508 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-chewing 7070 36966 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-input-pad 3232 10403 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-libpinyin 13736 37572 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-m17n 2424 5959 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-table 22220 165640 Requires migration ? Not started
ibus-typing-booster 19493 179376 Requires migration ? Not started
im-chooser 5656 24341 Requires migration ? Not started
imsettings 8484 46157 Requires migration ? Not started
initial-setup 5959 30098 Requires migration ? Not started
initscripts 15049 101202 Requires migration ? Not started
input-pad 104737 230179 Requires migration ? Not started
iok 1560 8229 Requires migration ? Not started
libbytesize 1717 1717 Requires migration ? Not started
libdnf 30098 186345 Requires migration ? Not started
libguestfs 1900012 21861349 Requires migration ? Not started
libosinfo 15857 74942 Requires migration ? Not started
libpwquality 5353 34744 Requires migration ? Not started
libreport 64466 533742 Requires migration ? Not started
libuser 30401 149278 Requires migration ? Not started
libvirt 996769 6547527 Requires migration ? Not started
libvirt-glib 3030 15453 Requires migration ? Not started
libvirt-sandbox 13635 74235 Requires migration ? Not started
linux-pam 12120 62115 Requires migration ? Not started
man-pages-l10n 22034867 306416022 Requires migration ? Not started
mediawriter 12423 81305 Requires migration ? Not started
mlocate 5151 58883 Requires migration ? Not started
my-online-editor 75240 362045 Requires migration ? Not started
newt 404 404 Requires migration ? Not started
oscap-anaconda-addon 10200 78600 Requires migration ? Not started
osinfo-db 57267 179780 Requires migration ? Not started
osinfo-db-tools 4343 22422 Requires migration ? Not started
pam_krb5 404 1010 Requires migration ? Not started
passwd 5656 33936 Requires migration ? Not started
plymouth 404 1212 Requires migration ? Not started
pulseaudio 105242 705990 Requires migration ? Not started
pykickstart 70700 663469 Requires migration ? Not started
python-fedora 5858 42824 Requires migration ? Not started
python-meh 4846 23484 Requires migration ? Not started
python-simpleline 1616 4444 Requires migration ? Not started
retrace-server 5656 43733 Requires migration ? Not started
rhel-comps 7400 36220 Requires migration ? Not started
selinux 465909 3281420 Requires migration ? Not started
serbian-docs 118 1814 Requires migration ? Not started
setroubleshoot 120136 2144985 Requires migration ? Not started
ships-123 0 0 No N/A
site_home 0 0 No N/A
spacewalk-frontend 1287346 8463093 Requires migration ? Not started
spacewalk-other 177356 1662965 Requires migration ? Not started
sssd 311888 3828708 Requires migration ? Not started
system-config-kdump 1570 8980 Requires migration ? Not started
system-config-kickstart 25654 116150 Requires migration ? Not started
system-config-language 7017 47829 Requires migration ? Not started
system-config-printer 210490 865853 Requires migration ? Not started
systemd 12625 107565 Requires migration ? Not started
tantivy 0 0 No N/A
test 2 2 No N/A
test1 64034 331078 No N/A
test123213 0 0 No N/A
Testing 188 541 Requires migration ? Not started
testproj 2929 16059 Requires migration ? Not started
testttt 308 2834 Requires migration ? Not started
tvtime 75548 390870 Requires migration ? Not started
udisks 50372 215894 Requires migration ? Not started
usermode 9696 58075 Requires migration ? Not started
v4l-utils 35672 182868 Requires migration ? Not started
virt-manager 146706 737254 Requires migration ? Not started
virt-top 8484 43127 Requires migration ? Not started
virt-viewer 19291 89991 Requires migration ? Not started
volume_key 15251 75952 Requires migration ? Not started
webdevelop 1212 5151 Requires migration ? Not started
webhh 4 50 Requires migration ? Not started
webhooks-dummy 101 101 Requires migration ? Not started
websites 11312 148571 Requires migration ? Not started

List of inactive projects in Zanata that won't be migrated: accessibility-guide , amateur-radio-guide , anaconda-addon-development-guide , audit-viewer , authconfig , romana , cloud-guide , csi-security-policy , defensive-coding-guide , dnf-plugin-system-upgrade , docbook-locales , docs-install-guide , docs-sandbox , docsite-publican , driverrestore , fas , fedora-elections-guide , fedora-installation-guide , multiboot-guide , openssh-guide , packagers-guide , power-management-guide , fedora-release-notes , securityguide , software-collections-guide , software-management-guide , storage-administration-guide , fedora-uefi-secure-boot-guide , fedora-virt-deploy-and-admin , fedora-cookbook , freeipa-guide , Hi2019 , python-humanize , install-guide-reboot , ipsilon , isitfedoraruby , readme-live-image , liveusb-creator , musicians-guide , myproject , networking-guide , pkinit-nss , publican-fedora , redhat-menus , regcfp , selinux-guide , spacewalk , spice-gtk , system-administrators-guide , system-config-audit , system-config-firewall , technical-notes , test_plugin , translation-quick-start-guide , virtualization-getting-started-guide , vte-profile