Zabbix is translated in multiple languages, 21 in total. Some are in better shape, some in worse, but the 2.0.3 release marks something fairly unique – 6 languages have 100% coverage.
The Zabbix conference welcoming event is as soon as tomorrow. Here at the Zabbix office we are having some fresh decorations – and a whole bunch of community members 🙂
The translation improvement initiative is progressing nicely. We had a large jump for French from 69% to 100% and Japanese did the last sprint from 98% to 100% as well. The last percent for Chinese (Taiwan) was finished even before that, thus there are currently 5 translations that are 100% finished. Hooray!
Another significant improvement was German, going from 81% to 94%, and Ukrainian went from 79% to 87%.
Still some 8 hours left to get the translations in 2.0.3. While large surprises are less likely to happen now, let’s see whether there will be any other noticeable improvements.
As many already know, Zabbix is translated in many languages, better in some, worse in others. With all the improvements that have happened to the translation framework and processes, including moving to gettext and recent introduction of string freeze, it seems like a good time to set some goals. How about getting as many translations as possible to 100% for 2.0.3?
Zabbix is already translated in quite a lot of languages, but there could always be more, and the available ones could have better coverage. There are several ways how translators’ work can be made easier, and one step is the introduction of string freeze, starting with Zabbix 2.0.3.
While there are people who have been very active in the Zabbix community, it might not be so easy to start participating, especially if you are not frequenting IRC, which is the main Zabbix community hub. Hopefully the Zabbix community platform – Zabbix.org – can help here. Continue reading “Zabbix.org – the community platform”
One of the promises of Zabbix is an ability to monitor pretty much anything. That is possible using various extending capabilities on the Zabbix server, binary agent and elsewhere. Maybe we can monitor some aspects of Zabbix community using Zabbix itself?