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Re: Call for Rebiews and translations: Announcement for new mirror in china

On Lu, 23 mai 11, 14:23:28, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> You can (try to) find it at
> svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/publicity/announcements/en/2011 called
> 2011-05-24-mirror-china.wml, but as alioth is currently a bit glitchy,
> you'll also find the current text attached, just in case you can't
> access it in the repository.

I don't know about others, but I very much prefer to have it attached 
every time. Of course, if my suggestions are significant I'll also 
attach a patch, additionally to in-line comments.

This time I can't attach a patch because alioth seems to be down, which 
is why I didn't snip anything from the original announcement.


> # Status: [open-for-edit]
> # $Id: 2011-05-24-mirror-china.wml 2185 2011-05-23 12:15:11Z tolimar $
> # $Rev: 2185 $
> <define-tag pagetitle>Debian announces Chinese Mirror</define-tag>
> ## When is this announcement likely to be send out?  Please keep in mind,
> ## that it should also be reviewed and translated
> <define-tag release_date>2011-05-24</define-tag>
> #use wml::debian::news
> <p>The Debian project is proud to announce the availability of a new primary
> mirror in mainland China. The new mirror, <a href="http://ftp.cn.debian.org";>ftp.cn.debian.org</a>, will
> significantly reduce network latency to the Debian software repositories
> and help to raise Debian's profile in China, and is accessible via IPv4 as well as via IPv6. Beside Debian's package archive, the
> mirror also offers Debian's CD, DVD and Blu-Ray image archive as well as the
> backports archive, and for user of Debian's oldstable release (<q>Lenny</q>) the Debian
> volatile archive.</p>
> <p>The Debian team worked with Aron Xu to set up the mirror in China. As Aron
> mentions this will <q>significantly reduce the lag time</q> when syncing with
        ^^^^^                                                      ^^^^^^^
        comma                                               can't find in Webster

maybe s/syncing/synchronizing/ ?

> Debian's ftp-master server. Previously it was common to have a lag time of about
> two days between a ftp-master and China. With the new primary mirror, the
> mirror team has been able to reduce that time to under six hours for push
> clients and under twelve hours for passive syncing mirrors.</p>

not 100% sure about this, but if you do s/syncing/synchronizing/ then here it would
be necessary to s/passive syncing mirrors/passively synchronizing mirrors/

> <p>A primary mirror site has good bandwidth, is available 24 hours a day, and
> has an easy to remember name of the form <tt>ftp.&lt;country code&gt;.debian.org</tt>. 
> They are all automatically updated whenever there are updates to the Debian
> archive.</p>
> <p>Hosting of the primary mirror in China is provided by the University of
> Science and Technology of China.</p>
> <h2>Usage of the new <tt>ftp.cn.debian.org</tt> mirror</h2>
> <p>CD, DVD and Blu-Ray images can either be downloaded from the mirror
> directly via <a
> href="http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-cd/";>ftp.cn.debian.org</a>HTTP</a> or by usage
> of the <a href="$(HOME)/CD/jigdo-cd/">jigdo</a> tool.</p>
> <p>Users of the current stable release Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q> should
> replace their existing <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt> with the following one:</p>
> <pre>
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze main
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main
> deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
> </pre>
> <p>Users of the current oldstable release Debian 5.0 <q>Lenny</q> should 
> replace their existing <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt> with the following one:</p>
> <pre>
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian lenny main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian lenny main
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
> deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
> </pre>
> <p>Optionally user may add the following lines to use backported packages


> for Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q>:</p>
> <pre>
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
> </pre>
> <p>Respectively for backported packages for Debian 5.0 <q>Lenny</q>:</p>
> <pre>
> deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main
> deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main
> </pre>
> <p>Of course users of the current testing and unstable distributions, <q>Wheezy</q>
> and <q>Sid</q> may use the new mirror, too.</p>

I would have written: "...may also use the new mirror.", but can't argue why :)
In any case, I think the comma before "too" is not needed.

> <p>Please note that after changing the <tt>sources.list</tt>, users need
> their package manager to update the package index files, e.g. by running
> <code>apt-get update</code>.</p>

IMHO this needs rephrasing. One way would be:

<b>Please note that after changing the <tt>sources.list</tt>, users need
to use their preferred package manager to update the index files, e.g. by
running <code>apt-get update</code>.</p>

> <h2>About University of Science and Technology of China</h2>
> <p>
> The <a href="http://en.ustc.edu.cn/";>University of Science and Technology of China</a> (USTC) is a national
> research university located in Hefei, China. Founded by the Chinese Academy
> of Science (CAS) in September 1958, USTC is aimed at fostering high-level
> personal of science and technology absolutely necessary for the development
> of the national economy, national defense construction, and education in
> science and technology. The university is regarded as one of the most
> prestigious universities in China.
> USTC LUG was founded in 2003 and has been gone through eight years. As a

What does "has been gone through eight years" mean?

(This was my last comment)

> technology-leading association, USTC LUG has organized a number of
> meaningful activities, such as: Linux network technology seminar,
> GNU/Linux Install Party, PMP Embedded Linux technical seminars,
> Oracle and open source technologies seminars, Open Source Software
> Competition in Hefei, Software Freedom Day, a series of systems
> using and programming lectures. USTC LUG has started maintaining the well
> known Debian archive mirror debian.ustc.edu.cn since 2003, and now,
> with better hardware and
> bandwidth sponsored by USTC, it finally becomes the official mirror of
> China. In addition, USTC LUG has established a freeshell server running on
> Loongson CPU, serving the whole campus to provide online experience on
> GNU/Linux. With the assistance of USTC Network Information Center, USTC LUG
> has set up a PXE network booting system, enabling the whole campus quickly
> experience or install the system conveniently.
> </p>
> <h2>About Debian</h2>
> <p>
> The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
> free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
> the largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
> volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
> maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
> supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
> <q>universal operating system</q>.
> </p>
> <h2>Contact Information</h2>
> <p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
> <a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to
> &lt;press@debian.org&gt;.</p>

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