The docs translation period starts in two months, it would be nice for the l10n teams with
duplicate language resources on Transifex to have their resources justified.
From what requires action, the duplicate resources named as regional
codes (like ru_RU or es_ES) hold our previous work. While the resources named as language
identifiers (like ru or es) are out of sync or contain empty translations. It means that
the project translators would lose progress if the project maintainers kill the duplicates
now. The progressed modules need to be merged in the right place, where these would be
available to the teams members afterwards. This is to be done by the l10n coordinators.
There's also a deadline to be set so we don't make the cleanup an endless process.
August 15th, 2011, seems to be enough, in case someone's on vacation. That's 2
weeks before the docs translation period starts and about 1.5 month from now. Then we may
ask the project maintainers to run a script to remove all those language resources.
If the Transifex stats  don't lie, the following teams are to be REMOVED:
The following team is to be LEFT INTACT:
zh_CN (as opposed to zh_TW and zh_HK)
The merging task can be accomplished by using the Transifex-client tool available in
Fedora repository. You will need the language remapping capability introduced in version
0.5.2, which is currently in the testing repo. To use now, run:
su -c "yum install transifex-client --enablerepo=*testing"
or update using the testing repo:
su -c "yum update transifex-client --enablerepo=*testing"
Please give the package transifex-client-0.5.2-1.fc15.noarch  good karma so it would
land in the stable repo soon.
The procedure has been summarized before , there's also a complete manual to the
tool . It took me less time because I only downloaded one language I wanted. For
instance, to update the Virtualization Guide I did:
1. configure the tool to use the chosen resource:
a. create a folder, say, "transifex" in the home dir and cd into it
b. [misha@pc transifex] $ tx init
c. [misha@pc transifex] $ tx set --auto-remote
2. pull the "ru_RU" translation modules:
a. [misha@pc transifex] $ tx pull -l ru_RU
3. use language remapping to push the modules as "ru":
a. remap the language by adding the line "lang_map = ru:ru_RU" to the main
section of ~/transifex/.tx/config 
b. [misha@pc transifex] $ tx push --translations -l ru
4. delete the local files
You may be able to do the whole docs collection at once using
$ tx set --auto-remote https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/fedora/r/fedora-15-docs/
as soon as the corresponding ticket  is closed.
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
Email: shnurapet AT fedoraproject.org
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