[seam-dev] Updates to Seam release process to allow for translation work

Pete Muir pmuir at bleepbleep.org.uk
Thu Mar 27 11:39:14 EDT 2008

Ok, lets keep the english docs included, and then provide  
documentation updates as needed. Anything else is too complex I think.
On 27 Mar 2008, at 13:35, Jay Balunas wrote:
> Pete Muir wrote:
>> On 27/03/2008, Jay Balunas <tech4j at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> So, did the translated docs get committed into an RCS at all? This
>>>>> is what Shane and I were struggling with - the tag needs to  
>>>>> reflect
>>>>> what was released, so you need somewhere to place the translation.
>>>>> We want to avoid putting in a branch for each release.
>>> I was not deeply involved with the docs so I am not 100% certain,  
>>> but I
>>> believe that the were "labeled" - similar to "tagged" in  
>>> clearcase :( post
>>> release with the same label as the release.  This way future  
>>> packaging
>>> contained the translation.  This does not seem like the best  
>>> approach
>>> though.
>> Yeah, I'm -1 on overlaying the tag
> +1 on your -1
>>>>> Another option we discussed would be get just the doc/ dir tagged
>>>>> with with the translations post release (e.g.
>>>>> JBoss_Seam_2_0_2_GA_TR1) and release a separate zip including
>>>>> translated docs.
>>> I like this tagging approach - because moving forward there are  
>>> also going
>>> to be multiple translations and they probably will not all be  
>>> finished at
>>> the same time.  As new ones are completed they can be released.
>> The other question is, do we do an overlayed main zip and upload to
>> sourceforge or not as we go.
>> Or do we split the docs out completely from the dist, then just
>> overlay the docs zip and replace it.
> I kind of like having the english docs be combined (80/20 rule).  I  
> just did a quick check on 2.0.1.GA and the docs are 38M (unzipped)  
> but only 4.2M zipped.
> Not sure which is the best way here.
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