Transifex 0.9 "Mojo" released!

Dimitris Glezos glezos at
Mon Jul 19 21:44:47 UTC 2010

The Transifex Community and Indifex are proud to announce the newest version of
their flagship Open Translation Platform, Transifex 0.9 code-named "Mojo".

Transifex is an open-source web application, which gives translators a simple
yet powerful web interface to manage translations for multiple remotely-hosted
projects. Projects can be translated straight from the user's browser or
retrieved for offline translation, and various translation statistics can be
read at a glance. Some popular open-source projects using Transifex include
MeeGo (Moblin/Maemo), Mercurial, XFCE, LXDE, Fluendo, Cherokee, RPM, and yum.

You can experience Transifex 0.9 live at the common, upstream service of, which serves translations to more than 870 independent projects
and businesses around the world.

A big 'Thank you!" to all those who made this possible, and most importantly,
to the projects and translators who trust Transifex with their translations.

What's new in Mojo

Transifex 0.9 ships a number of new features and important bugfixes. It also
lays the groundwork for the next major release, Transifex 1.0, which will
include some huge changes (stay tuned!).

During the development of Transifex 0.9 we have closed more than 35 major
tickets and recorded 336 changesets on more than 6000 files. Here are some of
the new features shipped in Transifex 0.9:

- A new Extension Engine allows developers to write plug-and-play 'addons'
 which can extend or override parts of the core functionality, and improve
 extensibility, code readability and on-demand scalability.

- Team Sharing: A project can now reuse the language teams another project,
 allowing the full support of larger, 'umbrella' communities like MeeGo.

- New supported i18n directory structures, such as PO directories named by
 the locale code, the LC_MESSAGES locale standard, grouped and suffixed
 language files, and the Publican standard structure.

- Project Widgets allow a maintainer to display the project's translation
 statistics on a website as a simple image: perfect for embedding in wiki
 pages, Trac instances, and email.

And more:

- Transparent file ownership with auto-locking and releasing of file locks
- More pre-submit checks to ensure high quality and robust build processes
- Improved handling of VCS Exceptions
- Improved searching to find the projects you are interested in more easily

The full release notes can be found on the documentation site:

Getting Transifex

Transifex 0.9 is already live at the upstream instance at

Sysadmins who wish to install Transifex for their own community have a number
of ways to get their hands on the software. Tarballs and packages are available,
as well as RPM packages for Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS.

Pre-cooked images which work out-of-the-box are also available in ISO, VMware
and EC2 formats, for both x86 and x86_64 architectures:

For full installation instructions, refer to the documentation section:

Please report any bugs at

Enjoy! Let a thousand languages bloom!

About Indifex

Indifex ( is a fresh startup specializing in
community-powered localization solutions for open content. Indifex is
innovating in translation "crowd-sourcing" by making high quality, low cost,
and effective technology accessible to enterprises. Indifex has worked with
large enterprises such as Nokia, Intel, the Linux Foundation, Mozilla
Foundation and Creative Commons, to power their processes and deliver
multilingual products to tens of millions of users.

Indifex offers a number of Professional Services around Transifex and L10n,
including Support, Development, and Training Services.

Dimitris Glezos

Transifex: The Multilingual Publishing Revolution --

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