Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Crowdsourced translations make Eclipse in English better too

A few years ago I actively worked on the Babel project -- a crowdsourced solution to Eclipse globalization. Since then the translation tool has been doing its job -- allowing the community to contribute translated strings, which are then turned into downloadable language packs.

Lately, one of our contributors in Japan has been opening a series of bugs outlining issues with the English strings in the message files. Pure awesome.

You have to love the power of OSS -- the more eyes we have looking at code, the better it becomes.

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