Thursday May 07, 2009

Invitation to Glassfish EA Localization Program

Glassfish v3 is scheduled to be released in Sept. 2009. To help get an early access (EA) of this new product in different languages, Glassfish Globalization (G11n) team plans the community project to localize the Glassfish EA program. We invite everyone who is interested in Glassfish localization to join us in this effort.

The project instruction and related information for community participation, translation and testing are provided on the Glassfish G11n wiki page Community members can go through the General Information and How to Get Started first, then review the process in project 1 (v3 EA software translation) and project 2 (Testing).

We have designed an online translation tool called CTI which leverages past GlassFish translations (huge amount!). This new tool is very helpful and easy to use in translation. We have also created test cases and provided bug fixing information to assist your testing. We welcome all to participate in this exciting project and make your contribution to Glassfish v3 program.

To join the Glassfish globalization email alias, please subscribe to: from the GlassFish Community Web Site

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

Localized products in Glassfish Portfolio

In the recent Glassfish Portfolio release, you will find the following localized products:
- Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1
- Sun GlassFish Communication Server 1.5
- Sun GlassFish Performance Advisor

The community builds for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 can be downloaded from Glassfish download site
The community builds for Sun GlassFish Communication Server 1.5 are available at: Sailfin web site

We are currently working on another Glassfish Add-On component: Performance Monitor. The project can be finished within 30 days after English Performance Monitor is released.

Thursday Dec 04, 2008

Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 ML builds available for testing

Glassfish Globalization team has completed the translation in 7 languages for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 and the multi-lingual (ML) builds are now available for testing. The 7 supported languages are: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. The ML builds can be found at the SGES 2.1 nightly build location

We encourage everyone who is interested in the localized GlassFish product to test the ML version to help us improve the localization quality. Here are two websites FishCat program and L10n Testing Community where you can reference some useful information about how to join, how to participate in the Testing Program, how to file bugs and how to communicate, etc.

Current ML builds are development builds. We expect to have RC build in about a week's time and testing can continue with the RC build till end of this month.

Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude Multilingual (ML) version is released today

GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude is lightweight Web 2.0 development and deployment platform. It boasts cool new features and has an Update Center that provides additional components to the users. GlassFish Localization team has completed the final QA process and the ML bits are live today. The multilingual support includes: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

The ML community distribution is now available from GlassFish download site
The commercially supported version of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude ML version can be obtained from Sun's download center. It can also be downloaded from Sun Java EE download site. From the Java EE site, the Chinese and Japanese version of the newly released Java SDK 5 Update 6 is available there.

We encourage community to join our localization efforts in making more open sourced ML products for the international markets. If you are interested in GlassFish localization, please join us by subscribing to our community alias: and visit the Translation Guide page for translation instructions.

A big thank-you to everyone who has given support to and is involved in this important GlassFish ML project.

Friday Nov 07, 2008

Globalization team contributes to the Glassfish v3 Prelude Release

I am so glad to see GlassFish v3 Prelude English release after much hard work by many including various communities. Congratulations to the GF team! We, localization team have also actively participated in this efforts, apart from our own plan to localize GlassFish v3 Prelude in the 7 languages we support. The multi-lingual version of GlassFish v3 Prelude will be ready about 2 weeks after the English version.

Here is a briefly summary to show our involvement:
\* GlassFish Localization Community Contribution
o GF FAQ translation (zh, ja, ru, it)
o Other web content translations
o GF Aquarium translation (ja, zh, ru, ko, es)
o GF FishCat QA program
o Kana from Japan won GAP contribution award with her contribution to GF wiki translation project
o plan for GF migrationtool Japanese localization
o plan to translate Metro web page into Japanese

\* G11n's Efforts in Building GlassFish community
o localize GF v3 prelude into 7 languages
o Created locale GF community portals, GF user groups, GF forums(China forum has over 140 people)
o Formed joint team with GF core team members to promote GF in China
o Held seminars, presentations on GF
o Support Campus Ambassadors program for GF projects in Japan, China
o Recruit community numbers for glassfish content translation
o Published a book on GF in Chinese
o Recruit community members to participated in FishCat program o Gave training on GF to teacher and students,coordinate promotion events in china
o Evangelize and blog GF, and support Sun Tech Days, GF Days locally
o Japanese, Chinese Aquarium on popular list (often with daily hits of 2000+ )
o There should be more, the list can go on, will add them later on.

Monday Aug 04, 2008

Prepared to Localize GlassFish v3 Prelude

We are getting prepared to localize GlassFish v3 Prelude. The language scope will be the same 7 languages as supported in GlassFish v2. The targeted release date is end of October 2008.

There are new changes for GlassFish v3 structure. It is open and modularized with the emphasis on scalability and simplicity. It will use OSGi bundles with IPS packages that includes l10n packages. The IPS packages can be distributed in different ways, such as installer and update center. We are working with engineering team to build the structure so that we can deliver l10n files in the open source workspace to have the l10n packages built for distribution.

Wednesday Jul 23, 2008

Consider expanding locale support for glassfish

As glassfish is gaining momentum, the need for more language support may get stronger from such countries like Brazil. The number of developers is growing and many of them may be interested in Sun's localized products. Therefore, we would like to take a good look at the users' needs for glassfish localization there. When market conditions are positive, we could consider adding Brazilian Portuguese support in the future glassfish release. Current Glassfish has 7 languages: Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French, German and Spanish.

Saturday Jul 12, 2008

Glassfish FAQ in Japanese

If you visit the glassfish user FAQ recently, you will notice that there is a Japanese version available, linked from the glassfish English FAQ page.

This is the result of the Japanese glassfish community contribution. They will keep the momentum going to translate the developer FAQ This definitely will help the glassfish users in Japan. Great work by them and many thanks to them. Chinese and Spanish users are working on the user FAQ translation as well.

As there are glassfish users across the globe, some would like to read the FAQ and use glassfish in their own languages. Therefore, there is a need for translation and localization to help those users. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the translation of glassfish, are very welcome to join the alias: or and visit the Translation Guide page for translation instructions.

Sun GlassFish team has offered an award program for the community contributors. For details, check out this link: GlassFish Award Program

Friday Mar 14, 2008

Glassfish Translated Files Are in Open Source Workplace

Glassfish engineering and G11n teams have worked together in moving the translated files to Glassfish open source workspace. The task is now completed and a l10n module is created as a repository for Glassfish translation on, under cvs root /publish/glassfish/. From now on, Glassfish translated files can be shared with community. At the same time, community members can also contribute their translation to Glassfish releases.

With the l10n module in open source, community can build l10n Glassfish bits by themselves. G11n team will provide detailed instructions soon on how to obtain the source files for translation, integration and how to build l10n bits. Please check out Glassfish Localization Instruction wiki site.

Monday Feb 04, 2008

The Multi-Lingual GlassFish v2 UR1 Is Released

The multi-lingual (ML) version of the GlassFish v2 UR1is released today. It supports 7 languages: Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French, German and Spanish. You can download it from GlassFish Download Page The ML binary is placed right below the English binary for each platform and labeled with (Multilingual).

We have localized some of the web content into those 7 languages, but there are more to be translated to benefit the community across the world. We welcome community members to join us in the localization efforts. If you are interested, please subscribe to this community alias: and visit the Translation Guide page for instructions. You can also send your comments and suggestions by using this alias.

Sun GlassFish team has offered an award program for the community contributors. For details, check out this link: GlassFish Award Program
The ML version of the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 U1 is also available. It can be download from Sun's Download Center, you need to select your platform and then the Multi-language version.

Ming Dong


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