[vi] Duplicate Effort, Branching

David Boswell davidwboswell at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 9 10:50:56 EDT 2005


I think duplication of effort is something all of the Summer of Code
projects might have to deal with.  I'll post something about this to
the summer at mozdev.org list.

As for your project, I'd recommend getting in touch with the people you
mentioned and see if they are still working on their projects.  It's
possible that they are no longer involved and you can take over.  

It's also possible that we can modify your deliverables slightly based
on what other people are doing.  If Tran is working on localizing
Firefox 1.1, you could work on Firefox 1.0.4 or you could localize
Thunderbird or the Mozilla Suite.


> Okay, it looks like there could be some troubles already with my 
> project. First of all, it looks like Tran Minh Quan has been working
> on 
> a Firefox 1.1 localization for some time, and has already filed a bug
> for CVS access [1]. There is also a request for CVS access by Cong
> Chinh 
> Nguyen [2], but they don't seem to have translated anything yet.
> Should 
> I get in touch with them about my project? I hadn't realized until
> today 
> that someone may be actively working on the same thing. This could be
> a 
> big problem for me, since Google isn't allowing me to collaborate
> with 
> anyone (other than my mentor, of course), but Quan could have enough 
> work done that there's no chance of me taking over or anything.
> Also, it looks like they're planning to branch for 1.1 around now,
> and 
> according to Axel Hecht, there's a possibility that they won't accept
> new localizations after that happens. So it looks like my translation
> might have to remain unofficial, probably until the end of the SoC 
> program this summer.
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=296050
> [2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=282099
> -- 
> Minh Nguyen <mxn at zoomtown.com>
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