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Hi Michael,
On 06/06/2011 14:42, Michael Münch wrote:

Am Montag, den 06.06.2011, 12:56 +0200 schrieb klaus-jürgen weghorn ol:
Some things Christian K. mentioned on the German-ml [1]:
2. The German tests are different from the English. Is there any problem
with it?

I do see some advantages in having tests regarding localization in all
the languages.

But I am not sure if there is any risk in the build process, that bugs
in the logic of the program occur just in a subset of languages.

It has already happened by the past, so it's always good to be able to compare.

If not the language does not matter and there is no need to translate
und multiply the work with translating all the tests in more than 100

It's important to offer an access to everybody. Manual testing requires very low skills, even a beginner can participate. So over the goal of testing, this is also community/team building

Litmus becomes unusable and getting statistics gets much
harder as you have to aggregate over all the languages.

I'm following the next generation Mozilla is working on. I think we won't have more than 15/20 languages at the beginning, so that won't hurt Litmus so much. But we will be able to improve our process and tooling.

Also members that do not speak every language will have no chance to get
information out of more than 80% of the tests and in the end when tests
fail you have to use the english only bgzilla.

Yes, but not everybody need to fill the bugs, a small team of 2/3 members is enough, will testing on all the release is really important.

But I guess the lang-projects insist on having translated tests, so

Having even differing tests in all the languages just make the mess so
much bigger.
So even if we want translated tests please use a top down english ->
rest approach.

Yes, that is important. And as I said above, I don't care the mess (even if it has to eat my nights) if every body is able to participate and we build a larger community :)

Kind regards
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