[vbox-dev] Latest manual

MENGUAL Jean-Philippe mengualjeanphi at free.fr
Mon Oct 21 21:55:51 UTC 2013

Le 21/10/2013 09:12, Michael Thayer a écrit :
> 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.

I propose 2 alternatives:
1. Give me the URK to checkout the 4.3 branch and, when there's a 
change, simply notify me by mail (or notify here). I'll work then with 
svn diff to patch.
2. I go on trunk, and you apply changes there in 4.3 release. But I'm 
not sure it's possible given the dev process of vbox.

Hence: I propose the 1st alternative.


> Regards,
> Michael
>> 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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