[vbox-dev] Latest manual

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Wed Oct 23 15:24:49 UTC 2013

Hi Jean-Phillipe,

On 21.10.2013 23:55, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:
> 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.

Unfortunately there is no publicly accessible repository which contains 
any VirtualBox branches. It's a long-standing todo (and we want to get 
that done, to avoid any misunderstanding) which we couldn't complete 
because it needs quite some effort to make the involved tools smarter.

Trunk and 4.3 will diverge relatively quickly, so 2. won't work in the 
long run.


> Sincerely,
>> 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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