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I noticed that the first two pages of the new KDevelop5 manual was almost identical to the equivalent KDevelop4 pages. I assume, that many more KDevelop4 pages can be copied into the new manual and just modified a bit. For the first two pages I copied all the translated units to the new pages, but this is a somewhat tedious task, so I wonder if it would be possible to do this smarter.
It should be possible to clone a page including all translations by a single command (we have never tried it, so I would have to do a bit of experimentation to be sure). The idea is that you would clone a page with all the existing translations, modify whatever needs to be changed; and then when the new page is marked for translation, only the modified sections would be flagged for translation.
Does that sound acceptable to you? If so I could try to clone the next page you are going to work on.
Hi Claus, Because it is my first time editing and creating a wiki page, for me this experience is somehow in the blind. I have not understand the second paragraph or the way you want me to do it. You can show me and I can follow.
Actually is very difficult for a beginner to start writing new pages here (in the media wiki), because of the lack of guidance for beginners. Even for translation is even difficult to start with. I want to translate some pages here in this wiki for the Greek language and there is not such good guide to start reading with.
But my purpose for the kdevelop manual 5 is written in the email archive ...[]
The idea is to be present the manual of kdevelop 4 and 5 but I will focus on the 5th version of kdevelop.
Don't worry about the finer details of editing. Just start writing. It is easy enough to correct formatting mistakes; I usually patrol all new pages that I am aware of. You will get the hang of it as you go along.
As to translation I am happy to answer any questions you may have (and eventually include the material in a new introduction to translators).
We are aware that the guidance for writers and translators is not very good. Improving it is on our to do list. I should very much appreciate your feedback as work on the new introduction progresses. I have made a page for the Introduction to new contributors - nothing there yet, though. If you would like to follow the progress of that page, you can set a watch on the page and be notified whenever something changes there. And of course you are very welcome to contribute :-)
My question to you is about the new pages you have made about KDevelop5. I noticed that you took the contents of the equivalent KDevelop4 page and copied it with few modifications. That indeed seem to be a good way to get started. If you intend to proceed that way, I think we can actually employ a feature of the wiki software to transition existing translations along with the content. I wanted to know if it would be ok with you to do so; if so I can find out how to proceed and explain the process. The advantage of this way of doing it is that translators would only have to worry about stuff that is actually changed in the new manual.
Hi and sorry for the late answer. Yes I am interested and I would like you to show me how to do the procedure. Please give some guides about that feature of the wiki.
Great. I'll experiment a bit and let you know the results soon.
As to guides to the wiki - there is some (actually quite a lot) of material, which you can find on the Tasks and Tools page and the pages it links to. Unfortunately the material is somewhat disorganised; we are working on improving it so any feedback is welcome.