[Soc-coordination] Suggestion for a translation task for Google Code-In

Lucian Adrian Grijincu lucian.grijincu at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 20:42:36 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Andrei Popescu
<andreimpopescu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Results: translation files for the Installer Manual
> Pre-requisites: fluent in Romanian
> Communication: debian-l10n-romanian, debian-i18n
> Contact: Andrei Popescu
> Difficulty: medium
> Time: 2-3 weeks

I think this is a bit too much.
Current tasks in GNOME are for 2-4 days.

This is not the amount of time the student has to work, but a
deadline: you have to show the goods in 2-4 days.
Debian tasks range from 2 to 7 days.

Another thing to consider is the fact that students get the same
amount of "pay" regardless of amount of work:
* one task done => 1 t-shirt
* three tasks done => 100$

A student can get max 1 t-shirt and 500$. A task of 18 days will
likely not be picked up.
I suggest you find some smaller task. For example: complete the first
300 strings of translation files for the Installer Manual into
Romanian and set a tighter schedule (3-4 days) or find another package
that has a smaller number of strings (in the 200-300+ range) that need

..: Lucian

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