[vbox-dev] The documentation is translated into French

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Wed Feb 20 13:41:56 GMT 2013

On 19.02.2013 22:36, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> Hi,
> I probably have not translated the contents of the changelog. Because I don't
> know how it is generated. How is it generated the changelog and is it possible
> to translate it?

The changelog is at the moment only available in English (it's 
intentionally separated out from the rest of the manual). The problem 
there is that we need to be able to make changes on a very short notice 
(sometimes minutes before the final build), which makes translations 
very difficult. The effect would be that the translations often lack 
important information.

If anyone has good ideas to resolve this - tell us :)

> I wait for your feedbacks.
> Sincerely,
> On Wednesday 13 Feb 2013 à 19:55:25 (+0100), Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
>> On 13.02.2013 18:58, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Seg, 2013-02-11 at 15:48 +0100, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
>>>> https://www.virtualbox.org/vbox/log/trunk/doc/manual?format=rss&limit=300&mode=stop_on_copy
>>> This link doesn't work
>>> I see https://www.virtualbox.org/browser/vbox/trunk/doc/manual
>>> but not rss form
>> Sorry about the incorrect URL. The correct one is
>> https://www.virtualbox.org/log/vbox/trunk/doc/manual?format=rss&limit=300&mode=stop_on_copy
>>> Seems that only timeline could have rss
>>> https://www.virtualbox.org/timeline?ticket=on&repo-kBuild=on&repo-kStuff=on&repo-vbox=on&max=50&authors=&daysback=90&format=rss
>>> Never understand why this trac don't have the links and possibilities
>>> like others , I have to see in other trac what are the commands and copy
>>> to VirtualBox trac.
>> Me neither, have to ask someone who's currently on vacation why so many
>> useful features are suppressed. They're all there, just hidden. I guess
>> that it was an attempt to reduce the server CPU load, which should be
>> far less of an issue since the migration.
>>> we on rpmfusion already export french UserManual
>>> rpm -ql VirtualBox | grep UserManual
>>> /usr/share/doc/VirtualBox-4.2.6/UserManual.pdf
>>> /usr/share/doc/VirtualBox-4.2.6/UserManual_fr_FR.pdf
>> I guess that's the previous (incomplete) translation. Jean-Phillipe's
>> new translation is for VirtualBox trunk, so has already some content
>> which doesn't apply to 4.2.x.
>> Really looking forward to having the French manual as part of the next
>> major release, and once we streamlined the processes more I hope it's
>> actually possible without significant further effort to "backport" the
>> translation to 4.2.x.
>> We're appreciating every contribution which improves VirtualBox and
>> provides value to its users, from translating the GUI or manual to
>> providing well-done packages.
>> Klaus

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