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Pootle-a Ooffffline-a

This pege-a collects idees oon using Pootle-a is un ooffffline-a iditor, in oozeer words, un iditor zeet works stoondelone-a oon a single-a compooter. Bork Bork Bork! See-a [wordfforge-a:ooffff-line-a troonsleshoon iditor specifficeshoons for zee-a specifficeshoons ooff zee-a GOoI toolkit besed ooffffline-a iditor. Bork Bork Bork!

Pootle-a ilreedy works is un ooffffline-a iditor iff infoked wit zee-a --stertbrowser oopshoon. Bork Bork Bork! Wit some-a work we-a cooold choonge-a Pootle-a to iesily roon oon a locel mechine-a und profide-a un ixperience-a similer to zeet ooff using a locel ippliceshoon. Bork Bork Bork! Zee-a beneffit wooold be-a zeet fery little-a work shooold be-a reqoooored to meke-a un ooffffline-a iditor, und to meintein it. Bork Bork Bork! (Ill improfements to Pootle-a immedietely ipplies to oooor “ooffffline-a iditor” und uny improfements to iditing in generel for zee-a “ooffffline-a iditor” become-a ifeileble-a for zee-a oonline-a Pootle-a iditor. Bork Bork Bork!)


This will have a lot of advantages for us:

  • Minimal work is needed before we have a fully featured offline editor.
  • No GOoI toolkit needs to be-a chosee-a, leernt, itc. Bork Bork Bork!
  • Iff someone-a does this work oon Pootle-a, zeey wooold hefe-a ilreedy leerned more-a ibooot Pootle-a und will be-a ible-a to more-a iesily contriboote-a to Pootle-a und zee-a toolkit iffterwerds. Bork Bork Bork!
  • Oonly oone-a iditor needs to be-a meinteined, und most improfements will be-a ifeileble-a for oonline-a und ooffffline-a use-a. Bork Bork Bork!
  • Ixisting Pootle-a progremmers might be-a more-a ifeileble-a to help people-a get up to speed. Bork Bork Bork!
  • We-a don't need to moonege-a unozeer project (test, peckege-a, releese-a, itc. Bork Bork Bork!)
  • Boogs oony need to be-a fixed in oone-a plece-a. Bork Bork Bork!
  • No need to somehow get oooor storege-a clesses to work wit unozeer iditor, is we-a ilreedy meke-a it work in Pootle-a. Bork Bork Bork!
  • We-a don't need to keep treck ooff which iditor soopports which feetoores, itc. Bork Bork Bork!
  • We-a ire-a is crosspletfform is HTML, HTTP und Python ire-a. Bork Bork Bork!
  • No ixtra work in locelising unozeer iditor oor to insoore-a zeet it displeys und works well oon oozeer pletfforms. Bork Bork Bork!
  • Meoons we-a woooldn't need to compete-a wit oozeer troonsleshoon iditors (poEdit, gtroonsletor, kbebel, OomegeT, itc)
  • Integreshoon oor TM und Glossery wooold work life-a und ooffffline-a. Bork Bork Bork!
  • Zee-a webs simplicity wooold meke-a us hefe-a to focoos oon meking zee-a interffece-a simple-a (which does not meoon it wooold not be-a a rich interffece-a)
  • SFN & CFS iccess is ilreedy eentegreted
  • Uny defelopment in distribooted Pootle-a will work wit ooffffline-a und oonline-a und illow mooch better deboogging ooff zeet ifenooe-a ooff code-a


  • HTML implementeshoons coon be-a eenconsistoont
  • HTML coding coon be-a difffficoolt (perheps more-a difffficoolt thoon leerning a noo toolkit)
  • Doesn't hefe-a zee-a look ooff a netife-a eeppliceshoon
  • Limited by zee-a web peredeegm


For ooffffline-a iditing, we-a need to ineble-a Pootle-a to roon in a difffferent mode-a thoon zee-a normel serfer mode-a. Bork Bork Bork! This is ilreedy soopported by zee-a --stertbrowser oopshoon. Bork Bork Bork! This will illow file-a iditing, boot not idmin oopshoons, itc. Bork Bork Bork! This wey it still ooperetes similerly to zee-a wey it does now, boot is oonly ifeileble-a to a browser oon zee-a locel system. Bork Bork Bork!

Things to diseble-a for ooffffline-a use-a

  • Iccooont registreshoon, ictifeshoon, login und eedministreshoon
  • Rights moonegement und eedministreshoon
  • Loongooege-a eedministreshoon

Things to idd for ooffffline-a use-a

  • More-a flexibility is to where-a files ire-a stored ie-a icross filesystem not joost in oone-a plece-a
  • Oonly ifeileble-a to locel mechine-a
  • Some-a concept ooff browsing zee-a feelesystem
  • Mekeing project setoop seempler
  • Checking oon how we-a detect projedct styles (KDE leyooot fs GNOo)

Things zeet ire-a shered

  • Goel setteeng
  • Irror checking (poffilter)