Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

OpenSolaris 2010.03 Community Translations - Top Contributors & Awards

Recently, we finished with translation activities for the incoming release of OpenSolaris (OS2010.03). The translation was done via Community Translation Tools - CTI and new OpenCTI. I am pleased to announce top contributors and the most active l10n groups for this release. The list is available at the i18n/l10n Top Contrib page. Congrats to all who helped with this work.

As an appreciation, we created several presents for community. The design of the gifts was created by our group - so this is about non-professional but! original design. I hope you will like it.

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Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

One Locale per Language in OpenSolaris LiveCD

One Locale per Language approach is one of the changes expected in the incoming release of OpenSolaris (OS 2010.03). This change is driven primarily by reducing the content delivered into LiveCD, so OpenSolaris can fit into CD space. Our goal was to reduce the stuff required by global users without any significant impact to such users.

There are 2 significant changes connected with this project:

  • Reducing the number of locales delivered with LiveCD
  • Reducing the number of languages for desktop (JDS)
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Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Monaco, Urdu and Switzerland ISO8859-15 locales

In the previous blogs ([1], [2]) I wrote about our locale workspace and how to work with the workspace.

This blog is lab how to add Monaco locale, Urdu (India) locale and one Switzerland locale with ISO8859-15 encoding to OpenSolaris 2009.06.

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Sunday Nov 29, 2009

How to build pkg gate - OpenSolaris 127

Building pkg gate - OpenSolaris build 127

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Wednesday Sep 30, 2009

How to Create a new Locale in OpenSolaris

In the last blog I shortly described the history of locales and the reason why a a new workspace for locales has been created. Now I am going to show you how to work with the locale workspace and how to create a new UTF-8 locale.

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Sunday Sep 20, 2009

'pkg image-update' gives 'segmentation fault'?

When using build 122, an attempt to create a new boot environment (BE) via beadm(1M) or indirectly hrough "pkg image-update" may result in a "segmentation fault".[Read More]

Thursday Sep 17, 2009

New Locale Workspace in OpenSolaris

This blog is  an introduction to how-to add a new locales to OpenSolaris. Now the thing is much easier that before ... 

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Thursday Sep 10, 2009

Locale Creator on OpenSolaris

The goal of this project is to enable a user to create and customize their own OpenSolaris locale without requiring a high level of technical knowledge. The output of localectr is an installable IPS package containing number of binaries and other supporting files with the locale data information. After the installation fully working locale is created on the OpenSolaris system.

For detailed usage of the tool and proposed new features have a look at this page.

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Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

PCT and OpenSolaris

What is PCT?

PCT means - Pre Consolidation Testing. We are using PCT for testing our patches and fixed packages before integration. We are able to find many bugs and fix them before official integration. It's also very good way for our engineers how to test their patches and packages.

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Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

Nexuiz on OpenSolaris

Missing games in OpenSolaris?

Let's try Nexuiz!

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Tuesday May 05, 2009

Shutdown and Reboot in KDE 4.1.4 on OpenSolaris

A pleasant side-effect of enabling the gdm System Menu in OpenSolaris, as described in yesterdays blog - KDE 4.1.4 shutdown and reboot are now enabled within the session as well.

KDE shutdown menu

Monday May 04, 2009

Enable Shutdown in OpenSolaris login screen

Currently OpenSolaris doesn't allow system reboot nor shutdown directly from the login screen (gdm). This short article will show you how to enable the System Menu in gdm and make it look like the following image.

GDM System Menu with Shutdown

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Thursday Apr 30, 2009

Start with OpenSolaris Translation in a Minute!

Have you thought about translation of OpenSolaris project? So you are at the right pages. And moreover: a translation process has never been easier than now.


There are a lot of ways how to translate any piece of code or online help for OpenSolaris. However I recommend to use CTI tool (Community Translation Interface) developed by G11n Engineering team in Prague. With this tool, the translation process is very easy and fast. In addition to that you can focus only to the content you are going to translate and you do not have to deal with different file formats, different message workspaces and different rules required for integration to a product.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009

Top Contributors for OpenSolaris 2009.06 SW Translation

OpenSolaris 2009.06 is coming soon. Therefore we took the translated content for projects contributed by the community and integrated it to OpenSolaris. At the same time I was able to obtain some interesting data about translations I would like to share with you.

Data was obtained for contributions done via CTI tool - the tool that is preferred for translation of SW messages and Online help. Check the list of top contributors now!

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Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Test Campaign Has Been Launched

 As Sun's G11n QA group would like to work publicly we have decided to open our testing to wider audience. It covers sharing the test results, test infrastructure as well as to enable everyone interested to help with the OpenSolaris testing.

 Our first major initiative was to establish OpenSolaris G11n Test Group. Now we would like to start test execution and thus test group has launched test campaign for OpenSolaris 2009.06 Binary Distro. You can see more (test plan, test areas and matrices etc ..) at: http://wikis.sun.com/display/g11n/OpenSolarisBDTesting ...[Read More]

Solaris l10n & i18n, locales, keyboards, fonts and related topics.


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