Active vs inactive engine versions

The active version of an engine is the one used for translation by default.

The inactive version of an engine is a version trained before or after the active version, and currently not used, but with the potential to be made the active version.

If the Store multiple engine versions system setting is turned on, and an engine already has an active and an inactive version, an Inactive label will be displayed next to one of the engine versions:

When clicking on the inactive version, you have the option to activate the inactive version.

When the Activate button is clicked for an inactive engine version:

  • The active engine version becomes the inactive one.

  • If the engine is deployed for text translation, the deployed engine instance will be replaced.

  • If the engine is used for document translation, files from this point onward will be translated using the newly activated engine version.

You can activate an inactive engine version even if it has reached its end of life in terms of support. This should be used mainly to then edit the engine version before re-training it, because changes are always made on top of the active version of an engine.

Using an inactive engine version for document translation new in globalese 4.5

When creating or editing a project, inactive engine versions may also be used – typically to test a newly trained version of an engine before activating it. A number of prerequisites must be met.