Dimitris Glezos

The One Thousand Commit!

A few days ago, we reached 1000 commits on our version control system! On that note, we thought it would be a good time to take a step back and see what we’ve accomplished so far, and where we’re heading.

One and a half year ago, we decided to switch our underlying framework from TurboGears to Django. It was v0.3.2 and Transifex was already in use by Fedora. At that time, Dimitris and Diego were figuring out ways to modularize the code, separate the different applications inside Tx better, and in general manage the beast better. We started spending more time in organizing stuff than actually developing new features, so we took the big decision to try out a new framework: Django. The decision proved awesome, since the code turned out 4 times smaller and the feature set turned 4 times bigger! At this point Transifex started meeting the needs of its users, and more and more projects started using Tx. It was all good!

A few months later, a few more developers, Andreas (alup), Nikos (korki) and Serafim (fim), got cranking with the code! The new guys brought fresh ideas to the team, and the code increased significantly. It started with 3000 lines of Python code quite some time ago. Now it has reached 12.000 lines, which are constantly increasing (obviously).

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Nowadays, there are more than 600 projects registered on Transifex.net. Here are some of which you might recognize: VLC, GNOME, LXDE, Yum, Sphinx and Django. We are currently busy working on v0.8 which will have a lots of new features and some bug fixes.

Here’s to another one thousand commits!


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