[development] Multilingual support
roberto.gerola at speedtech.it
Mon Feb 19 08:45:09 UTC 2007
Gabor Hojtsy wrote:
> Roberto, we are not thinking in contrib modules now. We are thinking
> in core patches. It was repeatedly pointed out by Dries that i18n
> should be a core value of Drupal. You probably need to evaluate
> whether you would like to work on "solutions for Localizer" or
> solutions for Drupal core, if you don't have the time for both. I did
> choose the later.
To be honest, I think I know very little about Drupal core and its
and I think I couldn't be very productive working on that side.
So probably I can give my best contribute on external modules.
I have collected in this months many requests by the users, so I think
that I could make a list of these features and pass them to you,
so we can see together where the changes in the core impact and are
> So in some sense, these need to be deeply in core, albeit easily
> usable, so they can be reused, and can have an impact on contrib
> modules supporting i18n, but then they need to have as small a
> performance impact if not used as possible.
> We have a mailing list, where any member can comment on patches made,
> so we can discuss code directly. If you have better ideas for any of
> the patches we make, you can just hit reply. I have seen you starting
> two threads, one of which we closed as far as I have seen. The other
> did have information not new for me, but anyway, I just replied to it.
> Maybe we can go a bit deeper there and discuss the implementation
> details now that we have a useable temporary Drupal fork to work with.
Well, I think this is my last post here.
I think it has more sense that the discussion now proceed on that
dedicated mailing list, if you agree.
> I have looked at the documentation you pointed to written by your
> friend Edward, and it seems to be a nice end user guide.
Yes, Edward has written it from a final user point of view.
My first instructions were too technical and weren't of much help for
the new users.
> What we need for Drupal core is a lower level focus. I did a deep code
> review of your module a few months ago (as part of writing the i18n
> report), but given the amazing pace of the work you do, it is not easy
> to keep up with how and what you change.
Yes. I can understand.
> Your adoption speed to new ideas is very good for the Localizer
> module, but some developer level documentation (or at least lower
> level explanations in discussions) would be much more useable in our
Well, I'll see what I can do in the next days / weeks.
I'll try to prepare some technical notes to explain the solutions adopted.
I have no problem to admit that some solutions are very bad and I am
trying to improve them in these days.
> Thank you for your work! You did bring some new ideas into the
> equation, so being a fresher mind around Drupal i18n (at least
> compared to some of us) is a very good news for us. Keep collaborating!
I'll do all my best to help.
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