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.
I have begun testing; This release seems to be mildly buggy, its main problem being files encoded in DOS ASCII (CR/LF) rather than Unix ASCII. Convert the files (use dos2unix) before installing the theme, or the import will break.
There is real need for plugin trnaslation (Admin, Search): currently I get a mix of english and french on my test site.
Also, I will try and test translating as much button names and field values as possible.
I would recommend to wait for a cleaner and more complete release, which should come out in the next weeks.
Well I decided to follow Alessio's steps, since I believe theme localization should be a global project.
I have setup a "slash-french theme" project with a structure similar to "slash-italian theme".
It's empty right now. Don't expect much news until 2 weeks. Unless some decently speaking french guy wants to volonteer and speed up the process...
BTW, Slash 2.2.0 is my target version.
Meaning the french theme translation job will be further delayed. Good thing the Slash guys released 2.2.0; if it lives as long as 2.0.0, I won't have to chase for updates.
Anyone interested into developing a resume plugin