[PC-BSD Translations] 8.2 version of Handbook is ready for translating

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 12 08:41:14 PST 2011

I froze the 8.2 version of the Handbook this morning, meaning it is ready for translations.

Unfortunately, technical issues are still being sorted out on the wiki translation extension, meaning that we won't be able to use the wiki for translation work for the 8.2 version. We hope to have this issue fixed well before 9.0 release, leaving ample time to do translations of the 9.0 version of the handbook on the wiki.

The master copy of the 8.2 Handbook has been formatted into an Open Office document. If you wish to translate the Handbook, contact me for a copy. A few people have already contacted me as being interested and I will email them a copy. If multiple people are working on a translation, they should coordinate with each other to determine who will translate which sections or who will translate and who will review.

All translated copies should be returned to me for final formatting checks and to ensure that PDF and HTML versions are generated and uploaded to the FTP site so that they are available for download. 

Kris, is it doable to put an icon on the Desktop pointing to the appropriate translation of the PDF? e.g. if there is a Spanish version of the Handbook, could that be the version that shows on the desktop if the user installs the Spanish version of PC-BSD?

Also, is it possible to add a /usr/share/doc/handbook/ or similar directory in 8.2 release where the PDFs of the handbook can be placed? This is similar to what FreeBSD does for its various translations of its handbook and FAQ.


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