[Moin-user] debian wiki structuring: languages, releases, package information

rupert thurner rupert.thurner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 14:17:58 EST 2009

rupert thurner <rupert.thurner <at> gmail.com> writes:
> hi,
> how one could  best structure http://wiki.debian.org, to easiest cope with:
> * new releases of debian
> * general package information
> * in various languages
> * debian release specific package information in various languages
> it would be nice to easy throw away information like debian releases. i.e. if
> lenny is old in ten years, then the "lenny" folder might be dropped.
> i tried to create:
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/QuickInfo
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/KurzEinführung
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/squeeze
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/squeeze/ReleaseNotes (in german/englisch??)
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/squeeze/WhatsNew
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/squeeze/WasIstNeu
> and entries into:
> http://www.klabs.be/wiki/GermanDict
> and ... hit the following problems:
> * its tedious to maintain the dictionary as separate page.
> * how to deal with page names which 
>   are the same in en, de (like release note)?
> * if i click and get to a german page, how can i 
>   go easily to the english page?
> what would you suggest?

the current strategy for internationalization is to use two-character prefix +
english name + translated contents, see
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWiki/TranslationNamespace for a discussion. for the
example for "fr" see

also, a more appealing system for the package descriptions than
http://ddtp.debian.net/ddtss/index.cgi/xx which then would allow to export the
translated pages would be nice.


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