just to say I did not drop translation; I just had some important business meetings recently
French plugins now install correctly. I will post a tar.gz soon on SF.
Next I will update to Slash2.2 and enter testing.
Don't worry, it will be long, now...
[UPDATE] Today I uploaded a new tar file to sourceforge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/slash-french/).
It has the slashcode-fr theme and plugins translated to french, ready for Slash 2.2.2
Again, this is not a really usable release : lots of template bugs, translation flaws, english button names and field values.
Now I will enter testing to deliver a clean version.