[scribus] Scribus documentation translations temporarily removed from builds

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue Nov 9 03:21:26 CET 2010

Hi all,

Those of you who build Scribus from scratch, as well as those who will install 
the soon-to-be-released 1.3.9 and try to use Scribus with a Czech, French, 
German or Polish UI translation, will notice that the document translations 
don't show up in the Help Browser -- they will see the English documentation 

The reason for this rather drastic step is the status of both the translations 
and the English original. After a review of the available documentation, it 
was decided that a rewrite of many of the existing documents was necessary, 
and we also added new documents. This work will continue for some time, and it 
should be understood as a part of the regular development process. We hope to 
be able to present a "retreaded" documentation in v. 1.4, and as with code, 
you are invited to test and proofread what is there and to suggest 

Personally, I think it's better to provide an English version that's up to 
date than a translation that had been written years ago, around the time 
Scribus 1.0 may have  been current, and which may have become factually flawed 
by now. 

Of course we'd be glad if new translators would show up and translate the 
documentation into another language. But those who might be interested should 
wait until the rewrite of the English version has been completed. We will 
announce this in time

If you wonder what happened to the "old" translations, rest assured that they 
haven't been deleted. If you check out svn, they're still where they have been 
before (in ~/Scribus/scribus/doc/), but they won't be installed by default. If 
you want to install them anyway, open the file CmakeLists.txt in the 
aforementioned directory with a text editor. You will only see the following 


If you want the French translation to be installed, add another line:


Save the file, rerun cmake, make and make install, and now you have the French 
translation available again.


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