Re: Please update the translation of the Debian Social contract
On Sun, Oct 26 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
> Why wasn't this done in a way that would have kept existing translations
> of version 1.1 valid?
> - first copy 1.1 unchanged for _all_ languages to new location and update
> translation comments (or keep old English version for new document)
The 1.1 and the unversioned number had identical content, but
the latter had some improved HTML tagging (</p> elements added, for
one). So copying 1,1 in english to the unversioned number would have
been the wrong thing to do.
> - then make wanted changes in new document
> - finally remove the 1.0 and 1.1 documents
Err, the 1.0 version should not be removed.
> IMO that would have made things much more transparent and a lot less worlk
> for translators.
> 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.
There should not have been _any_ actual content changes; if there
are, then some translation was buggy.
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