Getting Started Guide

This short guide provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to get ready to contribute to the JBoss translations. If you have any questions, please post them on the mailing list, on the IRC channel (both specified below) or right here on the JBoss translators space.

 

 

Set up accounts

 

1. JBoss-Account

Create an account for jboss.org, if you don't already have one. Visit http://community.jboss.org/login.jspa to create a new account (or to recover your account if you lost your password or username...)

 

2. Join a Language Team in Zanata

Use your JBoss login details to log into Zanata (the translation tool for JBoss) under http://translate.jboss.org/

Once logged into Zanata, click on "Languages" in the main navigation bar, choose the language that you would like to translate into, and click on "Request to join team". Your request will be sent to the language coordinator to be approved. You are now part of that language team, however, you don't have translators permissions yet (see step 6).

 

 

Set up communication channels

 

3. Join the Mailing List

Visit http://lists.jboss.org/mailman/listinfo/jboss-l10n to join the JBoss localization mailing list.

 

4. Join IRC Channel

Join #zanata on irc.freenode.net

 

5. Translators Space on jboss.org

There is one common Translators space on jboss.org: http://community.jboss.org/en/translators?view=overview Since this is a "space" (not a group), there is no need to "join". Just log in with your JBoss account and start to read/write posts. You will find that this Translators space has sub-spaces for individual languages. Please use your language specific space for language specific concerns, and the common Translators space for any general translation discussions.

 

Use any of these channels above to communicate with other JBoss translators. We recommend to use the Translators space (or individual language spaces), as all posts there are open for everyone to see and therefore will benefit other translators as well. For more targeted or urgent matters try the mailing list or the IRC channel.

 

 

Introducing yourself

 

6. Introduction on Translator Space on JBoss.org

Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread on jboss.org under http://community.jboss.org/message/589937#589937 In your post, please tell us a bit about yourself, the language you would like to translate into, and your experience with JBoss and/or translation work. After posting your introduction to the "Introductions" thread , one of the Zanata admins can then grant you the 'translator' role in Zanata. Wait for a reply to confirm that you have been assigned the translator role.

 

 

Done!


You are now ready to start translating. Go back to Zanata http://translate.jboss.org/ to start your work (you might need to log out and in again). Pick a project that you would like to work on, or feel free to experiment in the Test Project!

 

 

 

 

*You can read the user's guide for Zanata here: https://github.com/zanata/zanata/wiki

A reader-friendlier version of the Zanata user guide will be released in the future.