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32 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">10</td>
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34 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Localization for Gentoo Community</td>
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36 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td>
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38 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0010.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/08/04 18:03:54</a></td>
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40 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Sven Vermeulen &lt;swift&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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42 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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44 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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48 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">4 Aug 2003</td>
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50 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">4-Aug-2003, 22-Aug-2003</td>
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55 <div class="contents topic" id="contents">
56 <p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57 <ul class="simple">
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id8" name="id8">Abstract</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id9" name="id9">Motivation</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id10" name="id10">Rationale</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id11" name="id11">Implementation</a><ul>
62 <li><a class="reference" href="#cvs-structure" id="id12" name="id12">CVS Structure</a></li>
63 <li><a class="reference" href="#website-pages" id="id13" name="id13">Website pages</a></li>
64 <li><a class="reference" href="#cvs-permissions" id="id14" name="id14">CVS Permissions</a></li>
65 </ul>
66 </li>
67 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id15" name="id15">References</a></li>
68 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id16" name="id16">Copyright</a></li>
69 </ul>
70 </div>
71 <div class="section" id="abstract">
72 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
73 <p>The <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org">Gentoo web site</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[2]</a> is the main source of documentation regarding
74 Gentoo itself. It hosts all documents that the <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp">Gentoo Documentation
75 Project</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id4" id="id5" name="id5">[3]</a> delivers, including all made translations.</p>
76 <p>This GLEP proposes some changes regarding the documentation
77 so that we can provide our international users with information regarding
78 Gentoo Communities, as proposed by <a class="reference" href="http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23199">Bug #23199</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id6" id="id7" name="id7">[4]</a>.</p>
79 </div>
80 <div class="section" id="motivation">
81 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
82 <p>Lots of people have shown interest in the localization proposal,
83 and even the infrastructure team has given positive feedback. However,
84 due to lack of a good roadmap and proposal this suggestion has never
85 grown beyond what it is now: a suggestion.</p>
86 <p>The current CVS structure (and permissions) are insufficient to implement a
87 localized section for each possible country. The current permissions are to
88 broad while they should be very strict, the current layout is too fragmented
89 while it should be grouped together.</p>
90 </div>
91 <div class="section" id="rationale">
92 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
93 <p>The current layout regarding documentation in the CVS is as follows:</p>
94 <pre class="literal-block">
95 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/en/*
96 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/nl/*
97 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/fr/*
98 ...
99 </pre>
100 <p>However, the documentation index page itself (and several other
101 important parts of the Gentoo website) are structed like this:</p>
102 <pre class="literal-block">
103 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/main/en/*
104 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/main/nl/*
105 [gentoo]/xml/htdocs/main/fr/*
106 ...
107 </pre>
108 <p>This structure makes it very difficult for assigning permissions to the
109 individual translation teams, and even more difficult to really localise
110 the Gentoo Website. At this very moment, the translation teams can edit
111 documents of other languages or even the master English documents. English
112 reviewers and editors can touch documents of languages they possibly don't
113 even know. Although we do trust every single documentation editor, a better
114 implementation is advisable.</p>
115 <p>We want to restructure the current layout so that the Gentoo Website is
116 more easily internationalized.</p>
117 </div>
118 <div class="section" id="implementation">
119 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
120 <div class="section" id="cvs-structure">
121 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id12" name="cvs-structure">CVS Structure</a></h2>
122 <p>What is needed, is a clear distinction between documentation, newsletters,
123 website and localization. This requires a directory structure in the CVS
124 repository that reflects this distinction.</p>
125 <p>In the following scheme, everything is relative to [gentoo]/xml/htdocs:</p>
126 <pre class="literal-block">
127 main/en Contains the main Gentoo Website
128 main/${LANGUAGE} Contains some translated website pages
129 main/lcl/${COUNTRYCODE} Contains the localized Gentoo page
130 doc/en Contains the master English Documentation
131 doc/${LANGUAGE} Contains the translated Documentation
132 news/en Contains the English GWNs
133 news/${LANGUAGE} Contains the translated GWNs
134 proj/en Contains the project Webpages
135 </pre>
136 <p>In comparison with what is currently the case, there are no big changes.
137 I've explicitly left out <cite>proj/${LANGUAGE}</cite> since there is no direct
138 need to translate project websites. If it is desired, then creating a
139 language-specific directory is sufficient.</p>
140 </div>
141 <div class="section" id="website-pages">
142 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id13" name="website-pages">Website pages</a></h2>
143 <p>Currently, the main documentation page is <cite>main/en/docs.xml</cite>. A better
144 implementation would be to have it as <cite>doc/en/index.xml</cite>. This keeps
145 everything documentation-related together. It also provides us with
146 seperate index pages for each language (<cite>doc/${LANGUAGE}/index.xml</cite>).</p>
147 <p>The documentation indexes should mention the other indexes (for other
148 languages), but shouldn't have seperate links for each language per
149 document.</p>
150 <p>The localization page resides in <cite>main/${COUNTRYCODE}/index.xml</cite>. This
151 page, which is formatted the same way as the whole Gentoo website,
152 <strong>only</strong> contains the following information:</p>
153 <pre class="literal-block">
154 - A list of community websites [1]_
156 - A link to the translated documentation index
158 - A link to translated Gentoo-webpages::
160 * About
162 * Social Contract
164 * Gentoo Weekly News
165 </pre>
166 <p>If the localization team wants, this can be extended to also provide
167 news-items (such as with the main Gentoo website). In this case, the
168 news items also reside in <cite>main/lcl/${COUNTRYCODE}</cite>.</p>
169 <p>Also, <cite>http://${COUNTRYCODE}.gentoo.org</cite> should point to
170 <cite>main/lcl/${COUNTRYCODE}/index.xml</cite>.</p>
171 </div>
172 <div class="section" id="cvs-permissions">
173 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id14" name="cvs-permissions">CVS Permissions</a></h2>
174 <p>The permissions are now clear and distinct:</p>
175 <pre class="literal-block">
176 - Documentation Developers cannot touch the Gentoo website,
177 except for the Index page, which now resides in `doc/en`.
179 - Translators can only touch files in `doc/${LANGUAGE}` and
180 `main/${LANGUAGE}`.
182 - The localized pages, which are rather static (since they only
183 contain a list of community sites), are maintained by a
184 single group for all countrycodes, unless the localization
185 pages also contain newsitems, in which case seperate groups
186 for each country can exist.
187 </pre>
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189 </div>
190 <div class="section" id="references">
191 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id15" name="references">References</a></h1>
192 <table class="footnote" frame="void" id="id1" rules="none">
193 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
194 <tbody valign="top">
195 <tr><td class="label"><a name="id1">[1]</a></td><td>A sum of such community sites can be found at
196 <a class="reference" href="http://dev.gentoo.org/~liquidx/communities.html">http://dev.gentoo.org/~liquidx/communities.html</a></td></tr>
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202 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org">http://www.gentoo.org</a></td></tr>
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208 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id5" name="id4">[3]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp</a></td></tr>
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214 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id7" name="id6">[4]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23199">http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23199</a></td></tr>
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218 <div class="section" id="copyright">
219 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id16" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
220 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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