[vbox-dev] Latest manual

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Oct 21 07:12:58 UTC 2013

Hello Jean-Philippe,

On 18/10/13 22:56, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:
> ok so what's the preferred solution now?  How can I trigger the 4.3
> branch to update synchronously and, if possible, know when things change?
If you are interested in maintaining both manuals - the 4.3 one and the 
development tree one - in parallel, one way would be for me to send an 
e-mail to this list before minor version releases saying which change 
sets from the trunk manual were back-ported to 4.3.  Then you could copy 
over the relevant sections of text from the trunk manual.  Does that 
seem reasonable?  As I said, I think that considering the 4.3 manual 
translation as finished and just continuing work on trunk would also 
make sense if maintaining two versions is a pain.



> Le 18/10/2013 13:49, Frank Mehnert a écrit :
>> That might be the best way for you but not for Oracle (too much effort)
>> and therefore this will not happen in the near future.
>> Kind regards,
>> Frank
>> On Friday 18 October 2013 13:03:09 Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>>> The best way to proceed is to open up stable code-tree. (backports for
>>> 4.3.x)
>>> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:45 AM, Michael Thayer
>>> <michael.thayer at oracle.com>  wrote:
>>>> Hello Jean-Philippe,
>>>> On 16/10/13 21:09, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:
>>>>> Sorry for the latency, but I didn't remember if my last change was
>>>>> applied. Hence a new patch, which is the full latest release of the
>>>>> French manual.
>>>>> http://manager.accelibreinfo.eu/latestmanual.tar.gz
>>>> Thank you, I have updated the manual and enabled it for future 4.3
>>>> releases (I changed the release log entry to remove the "release
>>>> candidate" text).
>>>> Not sure how best to proceed with manual updates for 4.3 point releases,
>>>> since the back-ports to 4.3 are not publicly visible.  The easiest
>>>> solution may be to make the current translation the final one for 4.3
>>>> (generally the manual doesn't get updated much after the initial release
>>>> anyway) and keep on updating the manual in the development branch which
>>>> should become 4.4 at some point.
>>>> Many thanks again.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Michael

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