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MX translations coordinator – prerequisites

The MX Translation Coordinator needs to have several capabilities and tools in place in order to do the job.


  • Register for a Transifex account. Go to
  • Choose a username and password, enter your email address, and click “SIGNUP“.
  • Check for the confirmation email, and click the embedded link to complete your registration.
  • Log in to Transifex.
  • Navigate to the MX/antiX project page:
  • Click the “Join Team” link on the right.
  • In order to have access to the functions you need, make a request to the project’s administrator (anticapitalista) for your Transifex account to be given “maintainer” status.
  • Get an idea of how Transifex works by reading the site documentation. Note that MX does not use all of the available functionality (and some of it is only available to commercial projects).


  • Register for a GitHub account:
  • Request from one of the MX developers read/write access to the GitHub “MX-Linux” repositories.
  • git should already be installed on your MX computer. If not, install it through the system package manager.
  • Tell git your GitHub username and email address:

                   $ git config –global “yourGitHubusername”

                   $ git config –global “youremailaddress”


  • gettext-base should already be installed on your MX computer. Use the system package manager to install gettext and gettext-doc.


  • Install the qtdev environment through the MX Package Installer. Although you don’t need all of it to perform your tasks, it’s handy to have all that the developers have.

MX forum

  • Register for an account if you do not have one.
  • Request from the forum admin that you be added to the development team.
  • Subscribe to the Translations forum (located under Development)

Utility scripts

  • Get the set of translation tools from the repo
  • Put them in separate directories on your PC to use in the procedures outlined for the MX translation coordinator.
  • Use the system package manager to install jq – the JSON command line processor. It is used by several of these scripts.

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