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Re: Guide on release notes translation?

Bringing this up again, since I got frustrated (again) today while trying to understand how to organise an efficient translation procedure for the release-notes.

O/H Karsten Wade έγραψε:
* What's the best way to retain the translated parts of the older beats without translating them again?

This are questions that are going to matter when going from test2 ->
test3.  None of the content from FC5 is relevant, although there may be
some exceptions if a beat writer retains something.

As I see it, much of the content is relevant and needs not re-translation. Probably the best way for a translator to save time is to translate one relnotes document (say, test2) and then put his translations in the tranlation memory and fuzzy-translate the next .po.

As we get closer to the release, some content is added, some is changed.
We do want to collect some how-tos/tips for translators for keeping
translated strings where there have been no changes.

For this to work effiently, we could clarify to the translators which strings/sections are most likely to be edited and which are most likely not to change until the release (like, say, section titles).

This way, the translation could start earlier than the FC6 release freeze, by translating the not-likely-to-be-changed strings.

If there is such a page (targeted for translators, not beat writers), someone please point it out to me (sorry for not finding it). actual If not, then I believe such a page would be useful, because the translation of the release notes are somewhat different from the rest of the docs.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Translation is all that I know
of.  Perhaps you can help write such a page at

Karsten, I am very confused on how the whole release-notes production procedure and I can't create such a page. I can help though after one who understands the procedure add some content.

Sure, the .po creation procedure is not yet fixed. But, at least a document describing how and why each .po was created, would really help us to understand how things work and how to organize the translation. I am sure I am not the only translator confused about all these .po files that change all the time and duplicate each other's content.

(Even devel/en_US release-notes compilation with `make html` fails right now due to a Kernel.xml produces an xml validation error.)

I think the work everybody is doing is great and of high quality, please don't get me wrong. It's just that this confusion will probably result to the relnotes not being translated for the test releases and probably not making it for the final release either. Which is a shame. :/

We need (more) instructions on how (the relnotes specific) things work so that we can participate. :)


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