We are happy to announce the initial release of Zanata and its availability now for the jboss.org community for translation work at https://translate.jboss.org/
Zanata is a web-based system for translators to translate documentation and software online using a web-browser. It is written in Java and uses modern web technologies like JBoss, Seam, GWT, Hibernate, and a REST API. It currently supports translation of Publican documentation through PO files. Projects can be uploaded to and downloaded from a Zanata server using a Maven plugin or a Python client.
For developers and writers: By using Zanata for your document translations, you can open up your project for translations *without* opening your entire project in version control.
For translators: No need to deal with PO files, gettext or a version control system - just log in to the website, join a language team and start translating, with translation memory (history of similar translations) and the ability to see updates from other translators in seconds.
The first release has been deployed at https://translate.jboss.org/ and is ready to accept documentation for jboss.org projects for translation. Visit http://community.jboss.org/PressGang/Zanata for instructions on how to get started.
The Zanata wiki documentation is here: http://code.google.com/p/flies/wiki/Introduction
If you have questions, feedback, or want to have a JBoss project hosted, please contact the mailing-list
https://lists.jboss.org/mailman/listinfo/jboss-l10n or the IRC channel #zanata on freenode.net.
The Zanata project is Free Software, licensed under the LGPL 2.1.
To contribute to the Zanata project, visit the project page: http://zanata.org
On behalf of the Zanata Team