Jacek Śliwerski, creator of Open-Tran.eu (March 2007):
I'd like to use this opportunity to thank you all for an awesome piece of software. The Translate Toolkit is one of the greatest frameworks I have ever dealt with and my project would never be launched without it.
Noticed in IRC in the early hours of a quiet South African morning…
(04:21:14) meonkeys: ok, that was easy. “sudo apt-get install pootle” on Ubuntu 8.04.1. You guys rock.
(05:44:27) meonkeys: ok, everything was pretty self explanatory and worked as advertised. Um, wow. Thank you!
Please first coordinate on firstname.lastname@example.org which is, indeed, a mailing list I'd recommend you to be suscribed to if interested in the development of good translation tools.
After a discussion on IRC on a successful installation of Pootle:
(23:58:09) lejocelyn_: now, I go sleeping, having good dreams knowing that one project less in Launchpad
(23:58:20) lejocelyn_: :)
From Diego Donati, a professional Italian translator:
I personally used nearly all the CAT tools out there, but when I localize software and work with PO files Virtaal is the best. I just get the work done in half the time!
From Koptev Oleg private correspondence:
I've translate Virtaal new version just now on Russian. Very great tool! More powerful then POedit! Cheerz!
Thank you, developers of Virtaal, …
Asgeir Frimannsson about visiting our IRC channel:
… But generally interested in what the pootle folks are doing as they are some of the smarter people in the l10n community
Khaled Hosney, about Virtaal:
Thank you for the great piece of software, without I'd have been stuck with vim :)
(of course a lot of the greatness of Virtaal can be attributed to his contributions…)
Rafael Villar Burke, PyGTK developer, about Virtaal:
The application looks very nice and featureful. Good work!
A Zikula developer in IRC about Pootle:
(11:58:27) drak: by the way.. I made a crazy video to sell Pootle to our community
(11:58:27) drak: http://zikula.org/tutorials/thecat/thecat.html
(11:58:27) drak: honestly we LOVE Pootle.
I have to give it to the Virtaal/Pootle folks for being a cool crew when it comes to helping out users of their tools
Graham Weldon (lead developer of CakePHP 2.0):
*Spectacular* work. Absolutely mind-bogglingly brilliant. And you can quote me on that.
Omar about Virtaal:
Definitely, Virtaal is my po editor of choice. Its clean interface and ease of use are the best virtues of this application.
Dominic König - from the Sahana community:
Thanks for the great work you're doing - the Sahana community is actively using the translate toolkit and Pootle for internationalization - an absolutely essential part of the deployment process in our emergency management applications around the world: from Haiti in late January, Pakistan a month ago and right now Veracruz.
Khaled Hosny - Arabic FOSS localiser:
Once more Virtaal makes me insanely productive doing #10n, please forward my deep appreciation to Translate.org.za team; you guys rock