Guide on release notes translation?

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at
Fri Jul 7 00:55:08 UTC 2006

I'm bringing this up again (CC:ing -trans-list), since I received no 
reply and FC6 is getting closer.

Dimitris Glezos wrote:
 > I searched the wiki for a page explaining how the translation of the
 > beats work (or should work), but didn't find any.

Is there any guide on how one should translate the release notes/beats? 
If not, could someone please write the steps one should follow?

I know the situation with Beats, moin-to-xml export and relevant stuff 
are experimental, probably temporary and fragile, but there *should* be 
a way for translators to have more than some days to translate the 
14.000-long release notes text.

> Some other questions that come to my mind concerning the relnotes 
> translation:
>   * Does the "release notes freeze day" mean that a translator can't (or 
> shouldn't) translate the .po file earlier?
>  * Is the 'release-notes/devel' cvs module updated from the wiki before 
> the freeze day so that we can star working on the translation before the 
> freeze day?
>  * If yes, how often?
>  * What's the best way to retain the translated parts of the older beats 
> without translating them again?
> If there is such a page (targeted for translators, not beat writers), 
> someone please point it out to me (sorry for not finding it).
> If not, then I believe such a page would be useful, because the 
> translation of the release notes are somewhat different from the rest of 
> the docs.
> Thanks.
> -Dim

Dimitris Glezos
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