RE: GNOME FAQ FUBAR'd; need advice
- From: Todd Graham Lewis <tlewis mindspring net>
- To: gnome-doc-list gnome org
- cc: Christopher Gabriel <cgabriel tin it>, Bertrand Guiheneuf <Bertrand Guiheneuf inria fr>, barreiro arrakis es
- Subject: RE: GNOME FAQ FUBAR'd; need advice
- Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 16:54:46 -0500 (EST)
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> Could you send me a copy of the new release ?
> Have you used the docbook format ?
Unfortunately, not yet. If I do convert the FAQ to a directory-based
format, then I hope to change it to DocBook as I do that conversion.
> I'm lived similar problems with the JDK Faq. This kind of structural
> change discourage translator efforts.
Yes, and I really do appreciate and wish to encourage the translations
in any way which I can.
> You may use the cvs mail facilities to notify changes to the
I plan on having a web-based utility, since I have access to a web site
but not a CVS server. I hope for it all to be cgi-based; it's just
easier for me that way. All of this should be transparent to the
translator, who would do:
% faqctl list_changes
and get a list of outstanding changes which need translation.
> > D) I would like _not_ to do a release of the FAQ until my
> > version and _all_ of the translations are in sync, so that
> > non-English-speakers are not given worse information than English
> > speakers. Of course, this is dependent on the availability
> > of translators.
> I agree with this dream !
> I think it's a good approach, with this system it's easy for translator
> make the work step by step, and work together with other volunteer.
Yes, this is the idea.
> I can't help you to test the system, if you want. I'm system admin and
> perl programer.
Same as me! Great, I'm glad that you agree.
Anyone else have thoughts on this topic?
Todd Graham Lewis MindSpring Enterprises email@example.com
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in the company cafeteria by a couple of executives looking for a way
out of the Windows NT delays. -- John C. Dvorak
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