August 17, 2005 1:39 PM

Uhamishaji wa Jambo kutoka toleo 1.1.3 kwenda toleo 2.0


Timu ya klnX ipo mbioni kuanza uhamishaji wa Jambo OpenOffice kutoka toleo 1.1.3 kwenda toleo 2.0 kwa kushirikiana na Alberto Escudero kutoka it46 Global Consultancy.

Kulingana na mpangilio wa sasa wa kazi, mchakato wa uhamishaji unatarajiwa kukamilika Januari 2006. Timu imeshakusanya zana zote muhimu kwa ajili ya mchakato wa uhamishaji. Baada ya kuunganisha Jambo OpenOffice 1.1.3 na OpenOffice 2.0, tulipata jumla ya tungo 57844 kati ya hizo takribani tungo 20000 zimetafsiriwa.

Bado tunashughulikia kisakinishi cha firefox 1.0.3 kwa ajili ya Linux na Windows XP. Kisakinishi cha
Linux karibia kinakamilika ingawa majaribio yameonesha kuwa kimeshindwa kusakinisha katika baadhi ya kompyuta hivyo timu bado inaendelea kurekebisha tatizo hili.


Imetumwa na James Chambua | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

July 13, 2005 11:33 AM

Jambo OpenOffice katika Maonesho ya 29 Biashara ya Kimataifa Dar es Salaam


Katika Maonesho ya 29 Biashara ya Kimataifa Dar es Salaam Timu ya Kilinux ilipata
fursa ya kuonesha toleo la kwanza la Kiswahili la OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 liitwalo Jambo.

Watu wengi kutoka nje na ndani ya Tanzania wanashangaa waonapo program hii na kuthamini
juhudi za timu ya Kilinux katika uswahilishaji wa Programu Huria. Wengi wao waliichukua
programu na wengine walichukua anuani ya tovuti ili waende kupakua Jambo OpenOffice moja
kwa moja kutoka kwenye mtandao.

Watu walivutiwa sana kutumia programu hii mpya kwasababu si kwamba itarahisisha kazi
zao tu bali pia itapunguza muda wa kuzifanya kazi hizo. Kazi zitafanyika kwa ufanisi
zaidi hususani shughuli za kuandaa maandiko, mawasilisho, ripoti, michoro n.k. katika
lugha ya Kiswahili ambayo ni muhimu sana Afrika ya Mashariki na Kati na sehemu
nyingine ulimwenguni. Watu walielewa pia faida za kutumia Programu Huria kulinganisha
na Programu funge. Wengi wao walikua hawazifahamu Programu Huria. Waliahidi kuja
idara ya Sayansi ya Kompyuta kujionea nini kinaendelea na kuchukua programu hii.

Watu wengine kutoka Afrika ya Mashariki na Kati wameshachukua programu hii,
watu kutoka Ulaya mathalani Ujerumani, Ubeligiji n.k. na Marekani walisema wanatumia
sasa hivi Jambo OpenOffice nchini mwao. Timu ya Kilinux inawashukuru kwa kukubali
programu za Kiswahili na inaahidi kuendelea na mchakato wa uswahilishaji mpaka mfumo
kamili wa uendeshaji kwa Kiswahili utakapotokea.


Imetumwa na James Chambua | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

July 12, 2005 2:42 PM

Maonesho ya Jambo OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 (Bungeni - Dodoma, Juni 20-24, 2005)


Katika maonesho ya programu, machapisho na vitabu mbalimbali kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha
Dar es salaam
yaliyofanyika Dodoma (Bungeni), Timu ya Kilinux ilipata fursa ya kuonesha
programu ya kwanza ya kiswahili iitwayo Jambo OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 ambayo humuwezesha
mtumiaji wa lugha ya Kiswahili kuunda maandiko, mawasilisho, michoro, kuunda tovuti n.k.

Katika Maonesho hayo waheshimiwa mawaziri na wabunge walikipongeza chuo kikuu cha
Dar es Salaam kupitia idara ya Sayansi ya Kompyuta kwa kuanzisha mradi wa Uswahilishaji
Programu Huria. Pia walichukua programu hiyo kwa wingi ili ikatumike maofisini na sehemu
nyinginezo nchini.


Imetumwa na Kennedy Frank | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

Aprili 28, 2005 7:55 MU

Tovuti rasmi ya Kilinux


Tovuti rasmi ya kilinux sasa ni http://www.kilinux.udsm.ac.tz, tovuti
ya awali http://www.kilinux.org haitumiki tena. Hivyo, taarifa zote kuhusu
mradi huu na maendeleo yake zitakuwa zinapatikana kwenye tovuti hii. Mapakuzi ya Jambo OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 sasa yanapatikana kwenye kipengele mapakuzi katika tovuti hii rasmi ya kilinux badala ya http://www.o.ne.tz.


Imetumwa na Kennedy Frank | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

Februari 20, 2005 5:41 UM

Uzinduzi Rasmi wa Jambo OpenOffice


Mradi wa Kuswahilisha Programu Huria (Kilinux) una furaha kutangaza uzinduzi rasmi wa Jambo OpenOffice.org utakaofanyika tarehe 28 Februari 2005. Uzinduzi rasmi wa toleo la Win32 la Jambo OpenOffice utafanyika katika ukumbi wa Nkrumah, Chuo Kikuu Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

Tukio hilo litahudhuriwa na balozi Tolvald Akesson (Balozi wa Sweden, Tanzania) na mgeni rasmi atakuwa Waziri Mkuu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Frederick Sumaye na Mhe. Pius Ng'wandu (Waziri wa Sayansi, Teknolojia na Elimu ya Juu).

Uzinduzi Rasmi wa Jambo OpenOffice.org
Mahali: Ukumbi wa Nkrumah, Chuo Kikuu Dar es Salaam
Tarehe: Februari 28, 2005
Muda: 3:30 UM - 6:00 MU
Kiingilio: Bure


Imetumwa na Kennedy Frank | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE, SWAHILI LOCALE

January 11, 2005 3:30 AM

Jambo OpenOffice under Microsoft Windows coming soon...


One image that says more than one thousand words...



Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: OPENOFFICE

January 06, 2005 2:29 PM

Jambo OpenOffice.org Windows version


Work has started for building a Windows version of Jambo OpenOffice.org. Our plans is to have a fully functional build system for Linux and Win32 by the middle of February 2005. If you are interested in evaluating our first Win32 internal release based on Build17 contact aep@kilinux.org

The picture shows the merging of Swahili into the OpenOffice 1.1.3 using transex3.exe. The CPU graphs shows the changes of power for each line that is merge in a .hrc or .src file.

Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: OPENOFFICE, OUR HACKS!

December 12, 2004 7:32 PM

Jambo OpenOffice Installer also in Swahili!


The latest build (Build17) includes a complete Installer in Swahili. This is our last public release in 2004. As in the previous version (Build16) we are including the swahili spellchecker with 70.000 words and a swahili Tanzania locale that allows to include native Tanzanian symbols as TZS, TSh (Shilingi ya Tanzania) or KK (Kabla ya Kristo).

This release contains 142 out of 177 PO files (81%) and 15730 out of 18080 strings (87%).


This release is dedicated to our dedicated KlnX PO-Team. Special thanks to Mr. Abdulla Ally, Mr. James Chambua, Mr. Jimmy Mbelwa, Mr. Ulrick Mkenda and Mr. Kennedy Mwakisole for working with more than 15.000 english strings! And to Mr Mturi Elias for accepting the challenge of reviewing the translations and coordinating the team. To all of them, Asante sana!

To download the latest version check the Download section http://www.o.ne.tz/download.php


Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

December 11, 2004 1:40 AM

Jambo OpenOffice devel (build16)


Today, 10 December 2004 a new development release of Jambo Office has been built. Build 16 contains 118/174 PO files. This release contains two major improvements: the Swahili locale and Jambo Spellchecker are now part of the build.




Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

December 04, 2004 00:00 AM

Jambo OpenOffice Public Release!





Because it could be done, we play our part!


As the Father of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Nyerere will always be remembered by his famous saying: "It can be done; play your part".

Today, 4th December 2004, The Open Swahili Localization Project, also known as Kilinux, is proud to announce the first ever release of a free office suite software in Swahili, called "Jambo OpenOffice."

A full coverage of the release in six languages is now available in the website: http://oo.o.ne.tz


Imetumwa na Kilinux Team | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

November 25, 2004 8:39 AM

Jambo OpenOffice build10 internal release!


Today, we have made a new internal build of OpenOffice. This new internal version, namely Build10, has been released for the Free and Open Source Software training at the Swedish Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

This is the last internal release until our public release launching in early December. Some stats about Build10 status follows:

Completed 2395 out of 3036 S-Writer strings (80%)
Completed 12762 out of 18080 strings (70%)
Completed 93 out of 174 .PO files (53%)
Completed 7165 out of 14044 unique strings (51%)

Note about the stats: What we mean by 'Completed'?: The files has been translated by a member of the localization team and peer-reviewed by an external person with expertise in computer science and Swahili.


Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

November 22, 2004 11:20 AM

OpenOffice.org interviews klnX!


An interview about the klnX project was published in early November at the OpenOffice.org website:

The English Version of the interview has been recently translated to Japanese.

Imetumwa na Kilinux editor | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

November 19, 2004 6:21 PM

Focusing on OpenOffice (Jambo) Writer!


The first big milestone of the Open Swahili Localization Team (klnX) is to release a fully functional text processing software in Swahili by early December 2004.

After including 'tags' in our Arusha Open Office build we have managed to identify all the files (strings) that need to be localized to complete Star Writer

The list of the PO files are available here. Notice that the files that are marked as "optional" are related to the [Import/Export] options of the text processing tool and can be considered non-mandatory for a first localization effort.

N/B. The list of files corresponds to OOo 1.1.3, the files result from coverting the GSI file to PO using the translate.org.za toolkit.

Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE, OUR HACKS!

October 18, 2004 3:15 AM

JAMBO OPENOFFICE !


Today, the 18th of October 2004 in the very early morning 02:58:40 GMT+3 a number of 936 Swahili strings (5% of the total) have been merged into our build system Mambo PJ1. This is the first sucessfull built of Swahili in OpenOffice (and problably any text processing software ever).




Time to sleep. Buenas noches.








Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

October 17, 2004 9:44 AM

OpenOffice 1.1.3 build system in Tanzania


Today, we have the first version of a system that can build a Linux version of OpenOffice 1.1.3 from the original source code. The system has been named 'Mambo PJ1' to acknowledge the excellent work and support of Pavel Janik.

Thanks to Mambo PJ1 we will be able to create our own internal pre-releases of our localization work. The first pre-release will contain a fully localized Writer (text-processor).

Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

October 06, 2004 10:02 AM

OpenOffice 1.1.3 localization starts!


Today, 6th of October 2004 we have started our localization of OpenOffice 1.1.3 (m47) to Kiswahili. Our localization roadmap includes a migration to OpenOffice 2.0 in a future time.

We are using the PO files generated by David Fraser from GSI format. The PO files have been generated using the latest version of David's translate toolkit

By having a running version of OpenOffice 1.1.3 available, I (aep) expect to speed up the process of identifying which PO files correspond to different areas of the "running" version.

For the localization we will use our developed IT Glossary as initial Translation Memory.

Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: OPENOFFICE, USWAHILISHAJI

September 30, 2004 9:40 PM

Open Issue 33998 Resolved!


This is an entry for historical reasons. Today the Swahili Language font assigment was integrated in OpenOffice cws_src680.

Issue 33998 is resolved! Let's celebrate!.

Sep 30 08:00:59 -0700 2004 - On branch cws_src680_dzongkha: officecfg/registry/data/org/openoffice/VCL.xcu 1.28.28.1

Imetumwa na aep | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE, OUR HACKS!

September 19, 2004 11:55 PM

Copyright Agreement with OpenOffice (JCA)


The technical coordinator of the KLNX project, Alberto Escudero-Pascual, has sent (and faxed) the Joint Copyright Agreement (JCA) to Sun Microsystems Inc. The JCA agreement is an initial requirement to contribute code to the OpenOffice project. By signing the agreement, the KLNX team has agreed to contribute code to the OpenOffice under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). The swahili localization effort for OpenOffice will be released as Open Source Software.


A description of the agreement is available here. The list of copyright-approved persons and companies is available here.

September 19, 2004 11:38 PM

Assigning english latin fonts to Swahili


The patch for the VCL.xcu file has been sent to OpenOffice. The patch aims to assign the English default fonts to Swahili.

Imetumwa na KLNX Editor | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

September 9, 2004 10:40 PM

Swahili will have the language ID 25 in OpenOffice 1.x


The Swahili got assigned the internal Language ID number 25 for the OpenOffice 1.x series. For compatibility reasons we will be forced to use the Microsoft Locale ID 1089/441hex that Microsoft has assigned to Swahili for Kenya.

Notice that Microsoft has never assigned a Locale ID for Swahili in other countries (i.e. there is not any assignation for Swahili in Tanzania). The language IDs page is here.


Imetumwa na Kilinux | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE

September 19, 2004 10:30 PM

Application of national Language ID from Swahili


Today, we have requested a Language ID for swahili for the OpenOffice 1.x series.

Imetumwa na KLNX Editor | Kiungodumu | Kategoria: HABARI, OPENOFFICE