[Perkamon-l10n-fr] Tracking the Debian man-pages French translation

Denis Barbier bouzim at gmail.com
Dim 31 Oct 15:44:40 UTC 2010

On 2010/10/31 Michael Kerrisk wrote:
>>> What I'm mainly interested is to be able to check how much of the
>>> recent changes (i.e., in the release that I'm currently working on) to
>>> English man-pages have been translated.

Hello Michael,

There is currently  no easy for you to get that information, but we
can try to improve that.
For a few releases, here is how we proceed.  You can look at the
master branch of our git repository.
I decide at some point to track your HEAD. These are the "Add
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/docs/man-pages/man-pages.git as a
submodule" commits.  From this commit to "Sync to man-pages X.Y"
there should be only 2 types of commits:
  1. "Sync to upstream xxxxxxx"
I update our files to a given commit of your repository; if your
commits contain cosmetics changes, I may unfuzzy strings, but usually
such commits do not modify French strings
  2. All other changes are updates in French translations.
If commit message is "(fr) Update manX", this means that all pages
have been translated.  We write "(fr) Partial update of manX" for
partial updates (ie. not all pages are translated).
This is the theory, I am not sure that this is 100% reliable, but if
you rely on this information, we may be more careful.  Or we can also
change our way to proceed if this helps you, but I have currently no
idea on what to do exactly.


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