Gnome localization has been a very smooth process for the localizers till now. No hinderance at all. Since quite a few months there has been a delay in getting account related quries sorted out, like New Account Request, Language not in the list of translation teams, etc. Thatâ€™s what I observed from the mailing list activities. Since, I didnâ€™t have any problem submitting my translation, I never accepted it.
Last month itself, I got a new community member (Sweta Kothari) in Gujarati Localization team. Firstly, I wanted to see Swetaâ€™s translation capabilities and commitment to the Gujarati Localization projects. So, I havenâ€™t tried to give the CVS/SVN access to her. Once, I figured out that Sweta is commited to the project and Gujarati skills were meeting my expectations, I thought to give her access for Gnome SVN account. I asked Sweta to apply for Gnome SVN access. The URL for SVN account request is: https://mango.gnome.org/new_account.php . I was surprised, when I didnâ€™t see â€œGujaratiâ€ in the list of Translation Teams. Gujarati has been always 100% in terms of translation since Gnome 2.16 if I remember correctly. So, I got frustrated when I couldnâ€™t find Gujarati in the list of languages for the account request.
E-mail thread started on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list explaining the issue: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-i18n/2008-July/msg00013.html which points towards the bug filed for Bengali India (bn_IN) language http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=508487 If you look at this bug, itâ€™s filed since 10th January, 2008 (before 6 months actually), and no proper action has been taken from Gnome to resolve it.
It looks like Gnome seeks System Administrators! Interested ones can try: http://sysadmin.gnome.org/helping.html