The Localization Manager 3.6 for TYPO3 CMS 6.2 LTS (long term support) has been launched. The extension is available for download from the TYPO3 Extension Repository with immediate effect. The new version is the result of a cooperation project undertaken by the Localization Manager Team bringing together Loctimize (Saarbrücken), dkd (Frankfurt) and typovision (Munich). The updated extension, developed with the support of sponsors, includes all functionality offered by of the previous version, such as online translation, export and import of translations in Excel or a localization friendly XML format, as well as automation.
The aim is full support of the extension for the life cylce of TYPO3 6.2 LTS until 2017. However, more is in store : “The foundations have been laid. Now our hope is that the community will build on it”, say Daniel Zielinski, managing director of Loctimize and Olivier Dobberkau, managing director of dkd. Both software users and developers are invited to share knowledge and experience on the TYPO3 developer platform Forge. According to the developers, “User feedback, requests and their ideas are crucial for the maintenance and development of the extension.”
The financing remains a live topic: In addition to the traditional sponsoring, alternative means of financing such as crowdfunding and early access programs are under consideration for the future of the Localization Manager.
Plans for a “code sprint” this autumn are already underway; these will include the further development of the Localization Manager. Dates will be announced in due course.