[arch-releng] New installation guide: translators, start your engines!

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Aug 5 16:19:21 EDT 2009

On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:10:37 -0500
Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Dieter Plaetinck<dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I did some new updates to the installation guide (give an example of a disk setup in the interactive thing + document better what we do and don't support)
> >
> > http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide
> >
> > There are some rendering/syntax things which I will still be resolving.
> >
> > The content, however should be good and "stable" now.
> > This means translators can start.
> >
> > notes:
> > - we use markdown format. see http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ (but look at official_installation_guide_en, the syntax is very simple)
> > - latest versions will always be at http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=aif.git, experimental branch
> > - please try to keep the content < 80chars. only exceptions are when a link is really just longer (markdown doesn't seem to support links over multiple lines)
> > - the files are in the 'doc' folder.
> > - i copied over quite some portions from the old installation guide (http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide) but I did restructure and edit a lot.
> >  Especially the explanations for all the items in the "configure system" step are the same.  (I just added /etc/pacman.conf and changed /etc/modprobe.conf to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf)
> >  So you should be able to reuse stuff from the old translations.
> > - it would be nice to get some translations in time for the actual release (9 august) but I doesn't matter much.  the EN one will be on the discs, and we can always update the wiki after the release.
> Out of curiosity, how are you handling translations? Just new files
> with the locale appended? Or separate dirs? Should the file name be
> translated? How is it going to look to the user of the ISO? What ends
> up in /arch ?

docs will have a file for each language. official_installation_guide_{en,it,de,..}
so i would keep the file name in english.
the entire contents of the docs folder will be available in /usr/share/aif/docs, which /arch/docs is a symlink to on the images.


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