Many of the issues that have been annoying us all in translatewiki.net have been fixed lately. To show my appreciation on behalf of translatewiki.net I’d like to highlight these fixes.
Issue one: saving messages in talk pages fails. If you just pressed “Save” once, you got an error message about broken session data. The reply was saved only if you clicked “Save” a second time. I don’t know how many messages we lost due to this. I lost a couple because after replying to a thread, I went to do some other things. Many of my replies were delayed, because I didn’t notice immediately that the save failed. What was worse, usually one would have to scroll down the page to even see the error message! I’m very happy that it is fixed now. Many thanks to Andrew Garrett!
Issue two: portions of changes were not shown at all when viewing differences between two versions. Not as annoying as the first item, this was still nasty and confusing us. I submitted a test case for this bug in wikidiff2 extension and fortunately Tim Starling was able to reproduce it. Soon after he committed a fix. Thanks Tim!
Issue three: message groups for projects which store all translations into single file (like Pywikipediabot) were stuck in “has changes” status. This bug only annoyed the project leaders of translatewiki.net. After some encouragement Robert Leverington came up with a fix and found a serious bug in code which determines if there has been any changes into the messages. The fix affects all message groups. To Robert: good catch and big thanks.
Issue four: Microsoft® Translator, one of the translation services we use to suggest translations for our translators next to Google Translate, Apertium and our own tmserver, is often incorrectly identified to be down. Brian Wolff and Sam Reed have helped to investigate the issue, but it is not yet fully fixed.
Finally many thanks to those who help us to keep translatewiki.net running from day to day, you are many. A special thanks goes out to netcup.de – Webhosting, vServer, Servermanagement who has provided us with their flagship product “vCloud 8000”, which allows us to serve our pages faster than ever before. We need lots of help with challenges that range from coding to writing and design. Don’t hesitate to ask us how you could help us!