Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

Sun OpenCTI 1.1 and ...

I'd like to share 2 news today.

The first thing is about having a new release of Sun OpenCTI v1.1 (actually previous version 1.1 announced on 01/27 was re-deployed - the new one is based on rev. 356 of the OpenCTI project).

This version was driven by user requirements and I'm happy to see that majority of bugs/RFEs (however not all!) have been fixed and integrated. In comparison to the very first version (Sun OpenCTI 1.0 Beta) there is a lot of improvements in various areas - from usability, number of features,...  to performance. I truly hope you will enjoy it.

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Wednesday Dec 23, 2009

Survey Results, Support for IE8, Safari and ...

Last week we closed the Survey about Bugs and RFEs that will be included in the next release of Sun OpenCTI (v1.1). Survey Results are available at OpenCTI wiki page. The final result is very similar to preliminary results shown 2 weeks ago (see the Blog article). You can see all planned Bugs and RFEs for version 1.1 in JIRA bug tracking system. Thanks everybody for your feedback!

In addition to that, we released a minor version of Sun OpenCTI that is based on OpenCTI revision 303. The minor version includes primarily:

  • hot fixes of critical bugs (like left brackets issue - CTI-73, long text does not wrap ... - CTI-64, etc)
  • adding support for IE8 and Safari 4 (CTI-76)

If you still see some bugs or you have some ideas for improvement, just submit a new bug or RFEs (before doing that, please see a list of existing Bugs/RFEs in order to avoid submitting duplicated issues).

Thanks and have a nice winter break.

Friday Dec 11, 2009

Partial results & Last chance to influence Sun OpenCTI v1.1

There are 2 extra days that we extended the Survey about priorities of bugs/RFEs for OpenCTI project. You can choose the top 6 important bugs that you would like to see fixed in the incoming version of OpenCTI (ver. 1.1).Vote HERE. The survey is closed on Sunday, Dec 13th, 2009.

Partial results are shown in the table below. Bugs in bold are the candidates to be fixed in the version 1.1. Of course, if we have some extra time and all new features are ready, we can fix additional bugs according to the priority list). Therefore your input is very important.

Bug/RFE Votes (%)
CTI-71 13
CTI-81 9
CTI-74 9
CTI-67 9
CTI-65 8
CTI-69 8
CTI-84 7
CTI-77 7
CTI-83 5
CTI-78 5
CTI-70 4
CTI-79 4
CTI-60 3
CTI-36 3
CTI-68 3
CTI-31 3
CTI-85 1

The bug list is available at JIRA Bug tracking system. More information about participation at OpenCTI wiki page and this blog.

Thanks everybody who already contributed to the survey.

Tuesday Dec 08, 2009

Participate in New Release of OpenCTI 1.1

... and let us know which bugs we should fix in the next OpenCTI release.

We are finalizing the requirements for a new version of OpenCTI. This version should be released in the mid of January 2010. It will be driven primarily by bug fixing and a development team expects additional new features around Glossary.

So far there are approx. 30 open bugs. We would like to hear from you - choose 6 top important bugs for you and we will include them into Sun OpenCTI 1.1. You can participate in our survey or directly in embedded version in Sun OpenCTI main page (to be available later). According to your votes, we will pick up at least the 6 most wanted bugs and fix them. Current bug list that we plan to deliver is available in JIRA bug tracking system (those bugs are not included in the survey). If you miss some bug, you can create a new one. See OpenCTI project main page for more information.

The voting will be finished by this Friday, Dec. 11th 2009. So do not miss your chance to influence Sun OpenCTI tool!

Thursday Nov 12, 2009

Sun Open Community Translation Interface

Today, I'd like to announce a next big step in Community Translations. After several months of running CTI, I'm pleased to introduce a new release of this tool, called Sun Open CTI. Together with this change, we setup new URLs where you can find the new and the old CTI tools:

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Monday Oct 19, 2009

New version of CTI - v1.2

Last Friday, October 16th, we released a new version of the CTI tool (ver 1.2).

The new version contains several minor updates and one key feature - building target files. It allows a user to download target files or generate appropriate output that depends on a project type, for example generate a pdf file for a documentation project. You can use this feature primarily for testing purposes.  You can see how a final build will look like, you can verify the context (very useful for documentation or help files) and see all translated segments.

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Wednesday Sep 30, 2009

CTI Survey Results and T-shirt Winners

In September 2009 we launched a survey to find out bit more about CTI users and identify priorities of requests for CTI enhancements. During 10 days we collected 57 answers (37 fully finished) from participants from all over the world.

To reward some of those who took their time and answered our questions we announced that 20 free T-shirts will be given out. The draw took place in the SUN office in Prague and lucky winners will be contacted and will receive their T-shirts soon.

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Friday Sep 04, 2009

Participate in our CTI Survey and win a free Sun t-shirt!

Several months ago, the CTI team asked all users to submit their feedback, bugs and requests for enhancement (RFEs) for the CTI tool. During last 6 months we have received more than 50 requests or bugs from many of you.

Due to the fact that there is a lot of requests, we would like to better understand the priorities of each request you submitted. This can help us to prioritize our future development work, so we can focus on the most required features or bug fixes. Therefore we prepared a short survey about CTI tool. The survey is accessible from the main page of the CTI tool or directly at a Survey Tool. The survey is open from September 4th and will be closed on September 16th.

Filling in the survey will not take you more than 10 mins! Because we appreciate your feedback, 20 lucky randomly selected respondents will receive a SUN T-shirt.

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Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

Planned Outage of CTI

There will be a planned outage of CTI server starting tomorrow, August 26th, 2009 from 4:00pm CET (Prague time). The outage will take several hours.

During this period, the CTI tool and translation projects will not be available. The purpose of this outage is to migrate to new servers. The main URL for CTI remains unchanged (http://cti.sunvirtuallab.com) however this may redirect to different location than today. Therefore it is important to bookmark the address: http://cti.sunvirtuallab.com

Any news regarding this outage and changes in URL redirection will be posted directly to this blog or send to translation team mailing lists for particular products that are translated by CTI.

If you have any questions, please send them to cti/AT/sun.com. Thanks for your understanding.

The CTI team.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2009

CTI v1.1 is released!

I'm very pleased to announce a new version of CTI (1.1) that was released today. The CTI tool is available at cti.sunvirtuallab.com, as usual. Are you interested what's new at this minor version? Then read the lines below or just look at the introductory video explaining everything important in this new version. 

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Thursday Apr 23, 2009

Small Handy Improvements in CTI

CTI team is still working on CTI improvements. Yesterday (Apr. 22nd, 2009) new updated version has been launched at http://cti.sunvirtuallab.com.

This version contains several bug fixes and really small features that can be handy and useful during translation cycle. The changes are the following:

  • CTI filter - you can filter out untranslated text segments as well as not leveraged segments. This feature is applied to a specific file. In order to find out the translation status for the whole project, you can see the percentage number for each file. Within the file, you can use the filters then (see picture below). So what are the filter options:
    • All - shows all text segments available for a file
    • Not Translated - shows the segments that do not contain any translation
    • Not Leveraged - shows the segments that were not leveraged from previous translations. (Leveraging is a process that automatically translate new segments that were already translated for different project before. Those translations are stored in Translation Memory (TM) and are leveraged every time when starting new project. A goal here is to decrease translation volume by automatic translation of the same, repeating strings from TM).

  • warning non-registered users before starting with translation - only registered users can translate strings; by default, an anonymous user has assigned read mode only
  • fixing an issue with registration of Japanese users
  • fixing an issue with correct behavior of special characters in translation editor and their correct interpretation after saving
The fixes above are about minor functionality. However we plan to implement additional features that can help with translation of OpenSourced projects in future. A list of RFEs (Requests For Enhancements) is available at Sun wikis. If you have any idea or comments, please share this with us. We are really eager to hear from you.
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Friday Apr 17, 2009

OpenSSO - UI - Czech

A new project is available in CTI: OpenSSO 8.0. All UI messages from OpenSSO project are there, ready to be translated to Czech.    

Some students here should work soon on it, so if you want to have something for yourself, you'd better hurry !

Thursday Apr 16, 2009

New projects: OpenDS and OpenSolaris Portal

I'm pleased to announce 2 new translation projects that are available in CTI tool. They are available in CTI from last week (Apr., 9th).

The first project is OpenDS - Open Directory Service (in CTI: 'OpenDS 2.0') - Pavel Heimlich, the lead for the French translation for OpenDS, created very useful guide about CTI project and how to start with translations. Even though the guide is focused on OpenDS, I'm sure it will be useful for other projects as well. You can also see announcements about translations activities at Ludovic Poitou's blog "Hallo OpenDS ! Cześć OpenDS ! Hola OpenDS !" and "Getting started with OpenDS Translations".

The second translation project is about new incoming OpenSolaris portal (in CTI: 'OS.org-Registration page'), particularly new registration page. You can see more details at OpenSolaris Translation Status Wiki. If you are interested in translation of this project, join your OpenSolaris l10n group or send your request to i18n-discuss/AT/opensolaris.org forum.

Sunday Mar 22, 2009

Opening Translation Projects for OpenSolaris 2009.06

G11n Team has opened translation projects for next release of OpenSolaris (2009.06). So far, there are 9 SW projects available in CTI tool:

All projects start with a prefix 'OS2009.06' and are available for Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Georgian, Kannada, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Serbrian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnameee languages. Some projects are opened also for Sun core languages, such as German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean. Details and project description can be seen at Sun wiki.

If you cannot see your language or specific project, please send us an email or post a message to i18n-discuss discussion forum of opensolaris.org.

Thursday Feb 26, 2009

CTI v1.0 is released

After several months of running a Pilot Project  of Community Translation Interface (CTI 1.0 Beta), we are pleased to announce an official release of the CTI, version 1.0. The tool is available at a standard location http://cti.sunvirtuallab.com

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The blog is about CTI project - Community Translation Interface project. The project helps Sun and non-Sun people to contribute to translations of OpenSource projects.


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