So lets say we do it

Andreas Mohr andi at
Thu Oct 31 14:33:25 CST 2002

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 03:17:26PM -0500, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On October 31, 2002 03:09 pm, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> > Well, that maintenance would e.g. include the localization work I
> > suggested, having a *separate* CVS containing all localized Wine Guides,
> > and having automatically updated docu maintenance web pages
> > for every language involved.
> But this is probably a bit too much. I mean, yeah, would be great to
> have the guides localized, and what not, but that's a _lot_ of work,
> and we don't seem to be able to maintain the English ones, let alone
> other languages. Localizing the guides right now would just compound
> the problem by just ending up with more unmaintained documentation.
And here AGAIN I have to disagree with you :)

Given a *correct* and *working* framework, the docu simply would not
be rendered unmaintained.
Every change in the English docu would keep sitting (or rotting) on
the various foreign language translation pages until this change
has been applied to the respective language and the item has been closed.
(OK, if you're overly pessimistic, then you'll probably tell me now that
nobody will ever work on updating foreign languages, despite of such
a marvellous infrastructure)

> What would be more productive, at this point, is a clear, and focused
> TODO list for the current documentation, broken down into two sections:
>   1. What is out of date (and needs fixing)
>   2. What is missing (and needs writing)
> Now, you being the guy that know the docs best, ..., eh, ..., maybe
> you can help create such a list ;) Once it's done, maybe people will
> start picking an item at a time, etc. What do ya say?
Hmm, WAIT... didn't I say somewhere that I wouldn't work on docu
any more ?
I guess I didn't :)

I could do that, but don't count on it, since my time is limited.
(heck, I can't even keep up with the Wine mails that keep flooding
my inbox !)
(not to mention that it's me today who's to blame quite a lot for this
mail situation today :)

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