Transifex (was: Re: Working with branches after 4.6)

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at
Sat Feb 21 15:18:31 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Stavros Giannouris <stavrosg at> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:03:01 -0800
> "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at> wrote:
>> Stavros Giannouris wrote:
>> > How about using transifex[1] for this, which is made to solve this
>> > exact problem?
>> Actually, looking at it, transifex doesn't seem to solve this
>> particular problem.  It still appears to require that all the
>> individual translator contributors have login credentials to the
>> source repository, which means we'd still have to set up fine-grained
>> permissions for the git repos.  Not saying transifex isn't a good
>> idea, but it doesn't solve any new problems with the git transition.
> No, the individual translators need login credentials for the transifex
> interface only. The source repo needs to have only one account for
> transifex, or that's my understanding of it.

This is correct, Transifex only needs one SSH key to commit. All file
submissions are committed using this SSH key. There is also the choice
to use different SSH keys for different repository domains.

Authentication can happen with multiple auth backends. You can use the
default DB-based system, or override it with another backend (eg. LDAP
directory, external SQL database, etc). You can even use such methods
in combination and have all methods checked in order for a successful

I'll be happy to answer any other questions raised -- Stavros, thanks for CCing.


Dimitris Glezos
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