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Re: Please update the translation of the Debian Social contract

On Sun, Oct 26 2008, Frans Pop wrote:

> On Sunday 26 October 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
>> > the Debian website contained two nearly identical copies of the
>> > Debian Social contract. That's why
>> > http://www.debian.org/social_contract.1.1 got removed and the current
>> > version can be found in
>> > http://www.debian.org/social_contract.
>> You are now forcing me to jump through hoops and do extensive checks to
>> see that I've not missed anything to resurrect the Dutch translation
>> while the actual changes are minor.
> And it even seems to me that the provided instructions are completely 
> broken.
> IIUC the correct new document should be social_contract.wml and that 
> should have revision 1.6.

        I am not sure why you think that.

> However, if I look at http://cvs.debian.org/webwml/english/, I see 
> social_contract.1.0.wml still there with revision 1.6, while 
> social_contract.wml has revision *1.23* and does not seem to have been 
> touched in ages.

        This is as it should be. social_contract.wml  was last modified
 11 months ago. social_contract.1.0 should really be at revision 1.4,
 but I screwed up. There are no changes between 1.4 and 1.6.

> This really sucks.

        I am mystified by all this drama. Why does it suck?

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