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Re: [BOOK] Spanish project willing to use main repository

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-10 13:51:51 CEST


Sorry for more delays... I went back to work this week and there was
a lot of coordinating to do for translations.

> After briefly discussing it on the Spanish mailing list, and having a
> very well timed internet failure during the weekend, we agree we can
> work with the main repository if the following conditions are met:


> * Every current and future translators have write access to the
> directory in the repository allocated to the translation of the
> book to Spanish.

Ofcourse. The translators group can propose who they think needs to
have write access, if full committers didn't notice the need.
> * Translators do not need to join the developer or commit mailing
> lists. The coordinator can relay the information (the former
> manually through the Spanish mailing list, the latter with a
> specific email forward rule on his/her machine) to translators
> so they don't have to cope with the extra volume in emails.

Ok. But I do think the role for the coordinator is crucial here. In
the end all translators need to be informed of big project decisions
and discussion about translations.

> * Log messages will be writen in English. The data of the files
> will be in iso-8859-1.

I agree with the log messages. The encoding for your files can be
whatever suits you. Maybe setting the mime-type with the charset
optional field is a good idea here. That way anybody can find out
easily which encoding you use.

> * Extra files will be placed in the directory allocated to the
> translation. To see what kind of files,
> svn list svn://gradha.no-ip.org:3603/

Sure. Looking at other book projects they already do this.

> Their content will be in Spanish. An English README file can be
> provided too with general information about the project and file
> contents, so non Spanish speakers understand what these files
> are for.

That would be a nice addition.

> I believe these conditions have been discussed and accepted, but
> just in case there they are again. I await for aproval/rejection.

Please see my private mail about getting commit access.

> PD: I'm surprised the Russian and Norwegian translations are not
> in the main repository, especially with the recent announce from
> Řyvind A. Holm about his project progress. Is their situation
> different for not being in the main repository?

As far as the russian translation is concerned, I'm afraid I reacted
too late to be able to convince them to use the Subversion repository.

But the Norwegian translation is right here:



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