Content translation/Machine Translation/Apertium/Update

WMF is using Apertium as a service and Apertium packaging from Debian. This document describes updating process and policies of Apertium in WMF repository.

Core packagesEdit

Core packages provide the infrastructure to run Apertium service. Examples: apertium, apertium-apy, lttoolbox, hfst etc.

  • Update package when,
    • Package is fixing High priority/Unbreak now bug (prioritized as per Wikimedia Phabricator).
    • Package is a dependency for new or existing Apertium language pair(s).

Language pairsEdit

Language pairs are data for Apertium service. While they are independent of core packages, sometime it depends on specific versions of core packages. Examples: apertium-fra-cat, apertium-fra, apertium-rus.

  • Update package when,
    • Package is fixing High priority/Unbreak now bug.
    • Package is dependency for new or existing Apertium language pair(s). For example: New version of apertium-fra-cat may depends on new apertium-fra and new apertium-cat, so we need to packages all of these 3 packages at once to get fra-cat pair update from upstream.
    • New package is available and has been requested by the user community in Phabricator or Content Translation project discussion page or other channels.
    • Language pair is not supported or available in other existing MT systems.