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

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Tue Nov 30 23:33:01 CET 2010

On 11/30/10 11:26 PM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 2010/11/30 Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com
> <mailto:gpittman at iglou.com>>
>     On 11/30/2010 02:24 PM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>         I am not too sure to understand either just how the doc
>         workflow works.
>         Can we translate the doc? can we help write it? can this job
>         be on a
>         wiki? (so we can work on it step by step, from time to time,
>         alone or in
>         a group of people). How can we improve the doc workflow, in fact.
>     Anyone can translate the docs. Simply pull them out of their
>     location and edit away. Usually what I see people do on the wiki,
>     which makes sense, is to copy the original, then stepwise work
>     through the html file paragraph by paragraph, leaving the tags
>     other structure in place as you go.
>     The structure of the docs directories and files is pretty
>     straightforward, as is the XML file that forms the index. I have
>     sent Christoph anything I make, since he has commit rights and I
>     don't.
> Do we need commit rights to edit an online doc file? Or to submit a
> translation? My understanding of this is it’s tied to the application
> only by a URL. Thus, in no way does that affect the code. It’s a
> simple link to a website.

You download the file from SVN, translate it, submit it to Christoph so
he can commit it.

> Can we turn this into a wikipedia-like way to go? If for some reason
> someone makes an error and mixes things or deletes some content, we
> have ways to return to the previous stage. I see a lot of
> disadvantages at pulling out a file, edit away and then pushing it
> back, while there are ways to work in a collaborative (and sync) mode.

We have SVN.. which contains the history of Scribus for (almost) ever...

I do not believe we have a nice way of extracting from a wiki to our
html format.

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