I just read Djihed Afifi’s article on Damned Lies, Vertimus, Transifex, Pootle and other translation tools, as well as Dwayne Bailey’s comment and Friedel Wolff’s reply. What a coincidence! I just posted an overview of translation web apps (in Portuguese) 😀 But then, Djihed’s focus is different; he is more concerned on how much synergy/integration can we have between all this tools.
Side comment: I can’t help noticing we’ve being discussing a large part of our infrastructure. The version control system, the translation helper, the documentation status tracker (not to mention the documentation language), the web engine, the GNOME Art infrastructure, all of them are being improved, changed or otherwise reconsidered.