[scribus-dev] Scribus documentation translations temporarily removed from builds

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 28 23:27:11 CET 2010

On 11/28/2010 02:53 PM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> However before stating on the advantages of the printed version I would
> like to know how many books were sold and did we gather significant
> comments that would help us understand better the needs of those people?
> If only to make the Manual better, then why not!
> I think we are not that far away from consensus around the solid doc and
> the virtual doc. One thing I would like to see happen is the automated
> production of screenshots for any localization of Scribus. There is a
> need for such work as creating screenshots is pretty time consuming. If
> we automate the process we will help translators do their work more
> efficiently.

I think we received enough feedback, and saw enough reviews to know that 
we did a good job and that for some the manual is indispensable. As we 
began the first edition, and only moreso later, we realized that no 
matter how good an online manual or a wiki can be, it's a very different 
format that simply can't be as complete (and useful) as the printed 
manual can be.

If anything, we have learned the value of having some background 
information, other kinds of information about DTP, color, and so on, and 
these are perfect things for a printed book.

The work being done on the online manual is to some extent in parallel 
with some ideas for print, but as you can see, the online material is 
much more compact so that what someone is looking for can be found quickly.

We will need to find a way to easily incorporate updates to the online 
docs as translations happen.

I can certainly help with screenshots, but would like to see translators 
make the effort on the text, the more important part.


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