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Re: Bug#378404: installation guide: one more additional proposal

On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 12:58:27PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 06:23:19PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> Important is to realize that a project has sideline contributors.

I fully agree! I really well remember comments like: "do not touch it at
all" even for such simple stuff as fixing typos and unfuzzying
translations. And now he really does not want to even release slightly
outdated translation, without even explaining the reasons. [1], [2]

Maybe there exist reasons for this, but as long they are not published
the do not count!

> > It's much better that _you_ take the responsibility to know what you are 
> > doing before doing it instead of just going ahead because it looks easy.

Maybe it's much better, but we all make errors and we would learn a lot
during the attempt to fix it. A rule similar to "Once you make it wrong
(or even try it), I will revoke your SVN access" is one of the worst
solutions I can imagine.

Why haven't you, Frans, not just explained the reason and let Geert, or
anyone else who wants (e.g. me) fix it (by unfuzzying translations)?

> > > * How much "revert work" was/is needed after a "considered harmless"
> > > "Hey, this patch shouldn't be ignored action"? Telling all the things
> > > that need to be done for a cleanup, shows how much harm actually was
> > > done.
> > 
> > Because it is fairly complex and requires a real understanding of the 
> > build system, the way translators work and revision versioning. The only 
> > way to learn about that is to really get involved yourself, not by me 
> > providing simplistic recipes.

But you do not allow to get involved, did you forgot this?


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2006/07/msg00095.html 
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2006/07/msg00096.html 

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