[Mediawiki-i18n] Translating extensionsI'vewritten...forthcoming changes

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 00:39:44 UTC 2006

On 06/12/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> It has nothing to do with Rob, it has nothing to do with Nikerabbit, it
> is simply not good enough.

So there was no reason for the rudeness and ranting, other than that I
was a convenient target? That is also unacceptable.

I do not spend time considering new features, bug fixes and
extensions, and making sure that other people are able to add
translations, to benefit a bunch of users who we know are irritable,
ungrateful and at times, counterproductive, to be screamed at because
I didn't quite agree with one person's implementation of something.

If there's a problem with the current mechanism via which translations
are *generated*, then raise that as a separate issue; it can happen on
this list - that's what it's here for.

However, hijacking a thread in which I set out quite a reasonable
explanation of what I was planning to do in order to wax lyrical about
how shitty the system is is totally inappropriate.

You'll find that nothing is ever "good enough" in open source
development unless someone starts flashing cash about. We have to make
the best of what we have, and we have to work together to positively
produce something to make that better.

I suspect we've had enough bickering to last this list several months.
I suggest the developers return to developing, and the translators
return to translating, and remember that those "titles" or roles are
self-appointed and subject to change.

Rob Church

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