For the upcoming release of XBMC 9.04 Babylon, we really need to get the following languages up to date or if you can translate into a language not currently supported by XBMC it would be great. There are two files that needs translations, XBMC language file and the translation for PM3.HD skin.
Chinese (Simple) — Chinese (Simple) for PM3.HD
Chinese (Traditional) — Chinese (Traditional) for PM3.HD
Czech — Czech for PM3.HD
Danish — Danish for PM3.HD
German — German for PM3.HD
Italian — Italian for PM3.HD
Norwegian — Norwegian for PM3.HD
Polish — Polish for PM3.HD
Russian — Russian for PM3.HD
Slovak — Slovak for PM3.HD
Turkish — Turkish for PM3.HD
How to do this? Easiest way is to use our XBMC translator tool. Then submit the translated files to our tracker using your forum username and password (CaSe Sensitive!)
For usage and more info see our wiki
Thanks in advance :)
* The following languages are covered by either team XBMC or an official translator. English, English (US), Finnish, French, Greek, Korean, Swedish.
* If you feel like you want to be an “official translator” please email me.
Good news to all translators out there. rwparris2 (most of the coding) and myself (ideas and small coding) has done a conversion script that allows us to take use of the i18n format used on launchpad.net.
This script is still in early beta and not open to the public yet. Will post another blogpost and also a forumpost on this when it’s final.
This ensures us that we will get some more translators to maintain languages and also we might end up with more languages covered. For you as an translator, you have the abillity to choose between the “old way” using XBMC Translator or use the nice online translation option on launchpad.net
If you are activly maintaining a language and want’s to be an “official” translator for that language (meaning that you will activly translate and commit) please feel free to drop me a mail.
With the upcoming Atlantis release, we would like to ask for international users to help out by translating XBMC into your language or if it’s already translated, review and improve the current translation.
Deadline for submitting these translations is the 25th of october.
These two english languagefiles need translation:
English for XBMC
English for PM3.HD
Here are you can download the XBMC languagefiles.
And here are the languagefiles for PM3.HD
There are a some help on the wiki
Also there are an nice application to aid you in translation called XBMC Translator
Discuss this, ask questions and make suggestions in this forumthread.
Thought I should slip my tongue a bit… Been working on a new installer script that will replace xbmcscripts.com installer. This new one will be a total addons manager, meaning:
* install/uninstall of addons – plugins, scripts, skins (to start with, later on maybe extend it to skinmods, soundpacks, iconpacks, etc)
* easy downloading of addons
* updating of addons thru the manager
* no need for a computer to install addons
Been working on the backend today and made really good progress, solving a few issues.
1: Handling categories of scripts (this was a pain with xbmcscripts installer, since it was hardcoded)
2: Improved transfer speed of addons list (estimated numbers)
* uncompressed size of list: 85000bytes, downloadtime@2mbit: 32sec
* compressed size of list: 1100bytes, downloadtime@2mbit: 2sec
Shaved of a mear 30seconds in download time and 83900bytes of traffic, added I would guess 4seconds of unpacking the file, so still a 26second save. Not to bad :)
Other improvements from the xbmcscripts installer includes:
* stabler servers, using xbmc.org and code.google.com or sourceforge (haven’t decided yet, which svn to go with)
* handles both rar and zip files
* skinable front end
* translatable into other languages
More to come as progress is made.
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Just bought myself a new computer. Not a superpowered one, but a decent (compared to my old).
* Abit A-N78HD (with internal GF8200 and HDMI + HD Audio)
* 4GB DDR II
* 320 GB Harddrive (sata)
* DVD/RW (sata)
* AMD Athlon X2 5000+
Now to the not so fun part, installation.
Booted up Ubuntu 8.04 and somewhere in the middle of booting there was CRASH. Searched google and ubuntuforums, came up with a solution. All fine, booted to gnome, installed the computer.
Finished installing all my needed packages and addons, lastly I installed nvidia drivers for the GF. Rebooted and guess what? Yes, dreaded crashes..
More searching, and came up with the solution that the thing I needed to do was compile a new kernel. Did it by the book and everything went fine. Happy with that I proceeded to install nvidia drivers again, but this time they didn’t install. After rebuilding the kernel (with a new set of options) the drivers did install, but even before I installed them, the compter crashed again.
Gave up today (thinking I could bare with windows until Intrepid is released) I installed windows, but that didn’t go smooth either (after a few reboots, failsafe mode and biosupgrade) I am finally enjoying my speedy computer.
Also I did discover kernel.ubuntu.com today, and downloaded a new kernel (which I am gonna give a try tomorrow) because I can’t stand the thought of being without linux :)
Just needed to let some steam of, why can’t hardware just work?
*blittan signing out*