Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I’m thrilled to announce the availability of the Ubuntu 12.04 Online Tour for local community teams to localize and use on their websites. The tour has been the result of the stunning work done by Ant Dillon from the Canonical Web Design Team and should provide a web-based first impression of Ubuntu to new users, now in their language.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase Ubuntu to your local community to celebrate release day tomorrow.
Where is it?
How can I use it for my LoCo website?
First of all, you’ll need to get set up with the right tools before you start.
Getting set up:
- Bazaar. Install the bzr revision control system
- Polib. Install the polib library
- Terminal. You’ll need to run the commands below on a terminal. Simply press Ctrl+Alt+T to fire up a new terminal console.
If you’ve already translated the tour in Launchpad, you can build a localized version in 3 easy steps:
1. Get the code:
bzr branch lp:ubuntu-online-tour/12.04
2. Build the localized tour:
cd 12.04 cd translate-html/bin ./translate-html -t
3. Deploy the tour:
- This will vary depending on your setup, so simply make sure you copy the chromeless, css, img, js, pie and videos folders along with the videoplayer.swf file to your site. In addition, you will need the en folder and the folder for your language created in the previous step.
If you haven’t finished the translation for your language in Launchpad, you will need to complete the corresponding PO file before you run step 2. Just ask on the Ubuntu translators mailing list or on Launchpad in case you need help or are not familiar with PO files.
For any issues, suggestions or enhancement, use the Online Tour’s Launchpad project to report bugs or submit improvements.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
If you follow the Ubuntu channels, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that this coming weekend we’re organizing the Ubuntu Global Jam, a worldwide event where Ubuntu local community teams (LoCos) join in a get-together fest to have some fun while improving Ubuntu.
As we’re ramping up to a Long Term Support release, this is a particularly important UGJ and we need all hands on deck to ensure that it does not only meet, but exceeds the high quality standard of previous Ubuntu LTS releases. This is another article in the series of blog posts showcasing the events our community is organizing, brought to you by Rafael Carreras, from the Ubuntu Catalan LoCo team.
Tell us a bit about your LoCo team
Our LoCo is language-oriented, and by language I mean Catalan (a Romanic one), not Perl or Python. In fact, the Catalan LoCo Team was the first language-oriented LoCo to be approved back in 2007. We manage our day-to-day in three mailing lists: technical doubts, team work and translations and do IRC meetings twice a month. We organise Ubuntu Global Jam events every 6 months (with some minor absences) and of course great release parties every 6 months along with some other little ones in between.
What kind of event are you organizing for this Ubuntu Global Jam?
As always, we will translate some new packages, discuss translation items, a bug triage session, some install release work and even evangelization to some passing people, as we organise UGJ this time in a civic centre.
Is this the first UGJ event you’re organizing?
No, it’s not, we are running UGJs since the first one and I think we only missed last one.
How do you think UGJ events help the Ubuntu community and Ubuntu?
It’s a great opportunity for meeting people you only know by email or chat. Also, as we sit down together, there is little room for procrastination. Well, more or less, anyway.
Why do you think Jono Bacon always features pictures of the Catalan team when announcing the UGJ? Are we the most good-looking LoCo?
Yeah, definitely. It must be that.
Join the party by registering your event at the Ubuntu LoCo Portal!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that this coming weekend we’re organizing the Ubuntu Global Jam, a worldwide event where Ubuntu local community teams (LoCos) join in a get-together fest to have some fun while improving Ubuntu. As we’re ramping up to a Long Term Support release, this is a particularly important UGJ and we need every hand on deck to ensure it not only meets but exceeds the standard of previous Ubuntu LTS releases. This is another article in the series of blog posts showcasing the events our community is organizing, brought to you by Andrej Znidarsic, from the Ubuntu Slovenian LoCo team.