This post was 'on topic', because since about 9 years i am dealing with this CMS (earlier Mambo, now Joomla).
(Check again from which year Mambo is public available, and what for the Joomla fork comes out) And what was before Mambo, do u know which is the first Content Management System ?
The Mambo/Joomla/Mia/Elxis is not the first and will be not the last CMS.
Your post is out of topic, bcz u're posting in the middle of problem without to read first topic and replies.
From which planet you are?
Maybe spoken from about 30%.
Further 15% think they can speak.
10% think they understand.
Austria and Belgium are every seconds out of this planet, called Earthhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/gtlt
- leads u to something that u will not understand...
How I can manage to speak with Indians and to make them to translate XOOPS to 5 different Indian languages widely used in whole country India without English ? How I'll contact Japaneses without English, or I'm polyglot which speaks every language and variation on this planet, and I'll repeat myself once more time, which language uses Jooomla.org - German ? or Russian ? or Indian. Comparing UK to India which is larger, and why not mine site and all sub domains are not in German or Indian, why Enlgish 'mic' ?
How I can coordinate (in the time when I have fate in Open Source) people from different nations, with different languages and with different interests to work for one cause, with German Language ? Think again !
The only one language used on this planet also known as Earth, is English, this is the only way to get readable and understandable mails from JM, which is natural French, from Onokazu (nickname of the Japanese author of XOOPS, now XOOPSCube), Francisco Burzi - the creator of the first Open Source That Matter CMS, and Mambo comes 5 years after that.
After the flame of which language is widely used (I'm Bulgarian and I'm forced to use English to write my comments about Joomla.org / Joomla core in English to be understand by every developer of this project) now to the main subject !
Guidelines means one thing, understandable in this (nova days) open source world, as "something that I can use or ignore", Rules set the rights, and protection for the users to use something that is not compatible for them.
If there was a rule Approved/Certified by Joomla.org applications, thing will stand better.
1. Virtue Mart maintains language files and partial JoomFish support, but is not fully 1.5 Native application
2. Extplorer is everything else then 1.5 Native extension, no matter that have multi-language support
3. Morpheoshow is fully native 1.5 extension, but is not translator friendly by reordering language files each time, while adding additions to the extension, instead to follow the way of the authors like Arno (http://www.joomlaaddons.de
), Jan Pavelka (http://www.phoca.cz
) (he is resident of Czech Republic and without English we will not get solved any problems), Arno is German (and knows and use English very well, Austria is just country without language and alphabet - accept it as flame), http://www.sigsiu.net
with SOBI 2 - they can maintain languages in the best way to safe translators time, but Soeren and thousand others can't, that was the main part which is missed by most people witting here.
Second part was for all this pseudo developers creating partially compatible extensions with hard coded strings.
Third part was a test, where is the difference between Mambo and Joomla Communities, and the only difference is one - I'm still not banned here, but with thousand warning regarding the bad understanding of GPL of some people here (JCalcPro was the subject, and is still listed as GPL).
On both places dear 'mic' people, developers, gurus, supervisors just talk and write what is good and what not, and the subject moves to nowhere.
(Flame or not) What's the language which is widely used in Austria (German), what u use to be get understand on this forum (English), so wake up and stop make comments like this.
This sounds Intressting ...
Yeah, and the first step is done, earlier alpha can be saw herehttp://www.addonsbg.eu
- ... and oh, no... it's XOOPS, yeah bcz Joomla have everything except community road map (we "joomla devs" gives u the core, what u will do is limited by your imagination, makes it what is really, perfect core for forking and nothing more).
For sure u dear Ghostly u are not English and u don't get anything in Cyrillic, but where was the problem Extensions to look at least like that ?http://addonsbg.eu/modules/wfdownloads/ ... =6&lang=en
click on the flags, did u notice the difference ? Yeah for sure !
Excluding my country and every other small country like Vietnam, extensions.joomla.org is :
1. Non-friendly Community Extensions Directory
(What the hell happens with JADS and many more extensions) ?
2. Out of date extensions directory
3. Catalog which something which may or not work with Joomla 1.0/1.5 without any comments from the people behind joomla.org
JADS was a nice advanced fork of ADSManager, why was removed, no one of JED place a notice to all removed applications, but Applications like eZ Autos which is no longer compatible with Joomla 1.0.15 UTF-8 and Joomla 1.5 are still listed.
Russia (:) "Mother Russia"
) is the largest country of the world, still it is with this thousands FORMER RUSSIAN COUNTRIES, they're all speak Russian, but Russian is not the most wide used language on the planet Earth dear 'mic' and others which not love English but is the only way to get understandable by others.
What about of at least to start support UTF-8 on extensions.joomla.org and allowing users to comment in they're own language (wondering how much will use German dear 'mic'), and letting Joomla Approved Translators to make a multilingual description of the most used extensions at least), is it so hard ?
No it's not, It can be done (and u Ghostly will see version 2 very soon based on Mambo fork), but not with extensions which are not 1.5 Native, not Joomla Approved, and not user friendly.
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Everyday I can see that good extensions, fork of the forked applications comes in and 2 days later they gone without notice, what the hell is the job of JED maintainers ?
What is JADS, it's a fork of ADSManager, and what the hell is ADSManager, fork of Marketplace, so for your understanding of GPL, one fork may stay on JED, others not ?
JADS is the only one example, bcz I've not read extensions.joomla.org and prefer to get the news thru Google translator from Joomla Turkey and Joomla Germany (germans are always wrong about widely used languages.... but never mind).