C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Mon Apr 3 11:14:17 CDT 2006
Erik van der Kolk wrote:
> I would like to translate the SVN-book into Dutch. Do I need to do
> anything special to create an nl directory and add some special files?
> Or can I just edit the DocBook XML sources and place them in the nl
> Thanks in advance.
First, Erik, cool that you wanna do a Dutch translation. Here's the way a
new translation generally goes down (I'll use "you" to mean "the person
asking about, and claiming interest in, starting a new translation"):
* We ask that you find a partner to work with, to lessen the chances
that yours will be a drive-by translation attempt that never actually
* At this point in the past, I think we asked for a demonstration that
work is actually getting done. You and your teammates send patches
or point somehow to the beginnings of the translation work. I'm
thinking now that that's just a pain for all involved. So perhaps
we'll start skipping that step.
* We'll grant partial commit access to your team to the svnbook
* We recommend that you, using Subversion, copy the latest stable tag
of the English translation to the work area for your language. We
hope to finish up 1.2 in a couple of weeks, so that will mean
something like this:
$ svn cp http://svn.red-bean.com/svnbook/tags/en-1.2-final/src/en \
-m "Create new baseline for Dutch translation."
* We make a copy of www/index.en.html (to www/index.nl.html), which
your team is also responsible for translating and keeping up-to-date
with the index.en.html file. There is a section of that page on
which you can relate to the Universe the status of your translation
progress, ask for volunteers to help you, etc.
Off-topic: At some point, I'd like to drop this list (edited for
correctness and completeness) into a file under our /www area, and then have
index.en.html, in its Translations section, refer folks who want to start a
new translation to this new document. But there's a good chance Max B. will
blink and all of that will happen automagically as a result, so I'm not
motivated to do the work right now.
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com>
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has
been found difficult; and left untried." -- G. K. Chesterton
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