[tex-live] Translating installer and TeX Live Manager

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Aug 23 01:55:32 CEST 2009

On 22 August 2009 Norbert Preining wrote:

 > On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

 >> the Vietnamese translations we have in TL-2008 were provided by Huyen
 >> Ky Anh.  I sent him the original files and a few explanations and
 >> uploaded the translated files to the svn repository.
 >> Unless you undertook something else already, I'll ask him again.

 > Please do so, and forward him my explanations, and if he has questions
 > he can write here or directly to me.

Done.  Now waiting for a response...

However, I know that Ky Anh has a poor internet connection and I doubt
that he maintains a local copy of the whole TeX Live svn repository.
I proposed two solutions.  Maybe other translators have similar
problems, so let me mention them here:  

  svn co svn://tug.org/texlive/trunk/Master/tlpkg/translations

  rsync -av --delete --exclude=.svn \
      tug.org::tldevsrc/Master/tlpkg/translations .

In both cases a directory "./translations" is created which contains
the necessary files only.  In order to update the stuff, you have to
run either "svn up" or rsync with the options stated above.  In both
cases, only files changed in the repository will be downloaded.

Names of changed files are printed to screen in both cases.  There is
nothing to do unless svn or rsync provides a new version of
messages.pot.  Norbert, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Currently, svn downloads 900 kB and rsync downloads 408 kB (due to
"--exclude=.svn") initially.  Updates require even less network
traffic.  I assume that 900 kB is small enough for everyone.


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