[Sugar-devel] #1686 UNSP: Accessibility - virtual keyboard
tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Wed Jun 2 05:49:01 EDT 2010
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 06:12, Andrés Ambrois <andresambrois at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 May 2010 06:26:52 pm James Cameron wrote:
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:57:55AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
>> > For this sole strategic reason, I think we need to consider accepting
>> > well-written patches that come to us in Spanish or in English.
>> I agree. I don't think language, culture of origin, or degree of
>> whitespace should prevent acceptance. They might delay or hinder review
>> though, and so use of English should be a recommendation and not a
> Lets also think about translation. I would like to be disproved but I think
> English is the most popular secondary language in the world, so gettexted
> strings should always be in English. I don't believe this completely
> invalidates the arguments for accepting code in other languages, but at least
> the gap between writing some things in English and writing everything in
> English is smaller.
> It is also not currently possible to write a useful patch without reading a
> lot of existing code (in English), so I don't think whoever does it would be
> unable to write it in (at least bad) English.
> I don't think having a rigid policy either way, either accepting only patches
> in English or accepting any patch, is a good idea. We don't want to discourage
> contributors that don't speak English, but neither do we want to have lazy
> contributors forgetting about the maintainability of their code.
Agreed, also a review process that places some burden on the submitter
doesn't necessarily mean that it's the person that originally wrote
the patch who needs to do that work. It could be done by anybody else
that is interested in that contribution being accepted.
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