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Re: Externals in Spanish Translation?

From: Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz <gradha_at_titanium.sabren.com>
Date: 2004-10-14 22:33:13 CEST

On 2004-10-14, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> Can the people responsible please rewrite the spanish translation's
> build system to reference the versions of those items sitting in
> the main doc directory?

On 2004-10-14, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> +1
> I could see us using svn:externals to pull something in from a
> foreign repository, but it seems silly to use it for this.

On 2004-10-14, "Brian W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@collab.net> wrote:
> +1

The purpose of using externals is to:

1a. Avoid every user to perform two checkouts where one can be
    done if it is decided to avoid including the tools directory
    in the spanish directory to optimize disk space on the server.
1b. Avoid maintenance problems in terms of syncronization if it is
    decided to duplicate the tools directory another time in the
    spanish directory.

2. Avoid people involved in the translation proyect or following
    users to need a full tree checkout to build the book.

I am astonished that a feature Subversion offers to either avoid
maintenance issues for the coordinator or maintenance issues for
the users, instead of being applauded is considered annoying.

However, since I already gave up decision freedom by joining the
main repository, and don't feel like going back, I have chosen 1b
from the two lesser devils as end user satisfaction is a priority.

It would be also be a good time to document somewhere the banning
of this feature (and maybe others too?) for future reference. I
wouldn't like to start using mime-types to later learn they are
also an unwanted baggage for the rest of the repository's users.

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