[Live-demo] Re: contributor and translator files

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 05:20:41 PDT 2010

As Hamish has picked up, I've now moved contributors and translators 
into rst format, which is not included into the {lang}/sponsors.rst wiki 

Hamish, I did consider keeping files as csv and creating rst as you 
suggest, but decided against it because:

1. I think our only target for our translators and contributors is for 
our documentation.

2. It makes creating the target documentation very easy, and we can run 
rst build using "make html" and not bin/install_main_docs.sh, which 
makes it easier for translators. I'm actually hoping that we will be 
able to have translators create their translations on windows computers 
if they so desire.

3. Creating rst tables from csv is not as simple as I expected, as you 
need to get each cell in a column to have the same number of chars. (so 
you can't simply do: s/,/|/ )

If you feel really strongly about this, and want to write such a script 
instead, then go ahead.

On 21/09/10 22:04, Hamish wrote:
>> please keep contributor and translator files as .csv so they are easy
>> to parse.
> (write a script to automatically create .rst sources at build time if you
> like, but preserve originals. no need to push through emails and osgeo ids
> to the reST version)
> thanks,
> Hamish
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