DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-11
Re: italian community
Well, this is my position: We are a fairly small project and I want
to keep the management of things like the web site as simple as possible.
I have not had to touch the mailing list or news server code at all in
well over a year and I want to keep it that way.
That said, I certainly don't mind adding language-specific mailing lists
to our existing set. e.g. I would be happy to create a list by the
name of 'italian-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'. I am a bit less excited about
running lists or forums on web sites that are beyond the control of the
core machines, but at least insofar as language glue goes I don't mind
putting pointers on our main site to these other places.
Internationalization of the main site is a bit more problematic. The
problem isn't the internationalization itself, but the additional
maintainance burden that represents to the primarily english-centric
maintainers of the site. I know, for example, that FreeBSD has always
had an effort to create other language versions of its handbook, but
the results have always seemed rather mixed with regards to actually
being able to maintain all those other languages.
Maybe a magic bullet will come our way and things like Babelfish will
evolve to the point where it is all a moot point (non-commercially
speaking, that is, since real time translation already exists in