[Slackdocs] Slackbook Conventions and article updates

Gil André noryungi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 22:36:02 CEST 2012

Hi Matthew,

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:19 PM, Matthew Fillpot wrote:

> No script will be created to translate from docuwiki to xml because
> the wiki will mirror upstream as close as possible. Changes from
> upstream will be applied to the wiki as they are received. If someone
> wished to contribute to the slackbook they can mirror the git repo as
> listed on the website and pass patches back to Allan. If good
> recommendations are made in the wiki talk pages then I will take the
> initiative to test them out and submit the changes for the users if
> necessary.

OK, I understand better what your goal is with this thing, then.

I had more the feeling you wanted to go for a two-way communication,
but that organization makes more sense.

> My goal is to use the git repo to check for regular updates and append
> the changes to the wiki within 24 hours, however for your translation
> you can use my wiki changes or track the changes yourself with a local
> git copy.

Sounds reasonable. I already have a git copy of the slackware book on
my machine - I will probably start the translation itself sometime in 

> Have you contacted our French translator to see if you can assist him
> in translating the book for the wiki to reduce duplication?

Actually, I have gotten in touch with Alan Hicks about a French translation, but 
I have received no answer from him so far (this is not a criticism - I totally
understand he probably has a day job, etc).

If you have the name of the French translator, I'd love to have it to contact him.

By the way, the http://www.slackbook.org/translations.html page does not 
indicate any French translation project… Which is why I emailed Alan in 
the first place.

Finally, I recently acquired the "slackware.fr" domain name - as soon as I
find some form of cheap France-based hosting I'll try to set up a minimalist
web site, with links to the SlackDoc wiki, the original slackware.com web site
AND the slackbook.org site. Oh, and an FTP mirror.

(Which is why I'd like to have a French translation of the Slackbook as well)

Anyway, thanks again, to you & Eric, since this wiki is definitely shaping up
in a very nice way. Having an up-to-date copy of the slackware essentials on
the wiki is a great idea!

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