On 10/02/2018 Ahmad Alawsie wrote:
They have asked me to find out who the Pootle OpenOffice service manager is
(the person who manages Pootle for OpenOffice)
Pootle works like all other services at the Apache Software Foundation.
I will give you all details here (as opposed to continuing the other
discussion) so that you have a complete picture, since I assume Pootle
is the first ASF (Apache Software Foundation) infrastructure you use.
- The software itself is developed by the Pootle developers (the Github
issue queue you posted to, and the Gitter support channels); we are just
- The installation is done and maintained by the Infrastructure Team of
the Apache Software Foundation; they keep the software updated; when
there are security reasons they update quickly, when there are not
security reasons updates are less frequent. The Infrastructure Team is
capable of managing the installation and does not need external help.
Still, the team is very busy and it is normal that low-priority issues
are kept in queue. Also, the answer you get from the Pootle developers
is along the lines of "we did a lot of fixes recently" and not really to
- Then there are the people like me and you; we are just users of the
service. I do have administrative access to the installation, but still
I cannot do a system upgrade.
In the end, this now depends on Infra. We are running version 188.8.131.52
from 2015, as you can read at https://translate.apache.org/about/ - and
as you can see at
https://github.com/translate/pootle/releases?after=2.7.1 upgrading is a
lot of work, since you have to go to 2.6.0 first and then upgrade again
to 2.8.2. I've opened https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-16020
as a low-priority task for Infra, but I'm not sure when they will have
time for it.
the latest version of Pootle have fixed the bugs, but OpenOffice are using
It's not only OpenOffice. OpenOffice is one of the 100+ projects managed
by the Apache Software Foundation. The Pootle installation is shared by
all projects, so upgrading it needs a lot of coordination.
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