[Live-demo] make translation easier - define software version in conf.py

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 01:02:59 PST 2014

Hi Astrid,
You bring up a valid concern.

There is a reason that we currently prefer version numbers to be hard 
coded into the Project Overview text instead of by using a variable.

We wish to verify that if an application has been updated, then someone 
has assessed whether the Project Overview has been looked at and 
updated. We do this by checking svn timestamps on the 
<project>_overview.rst. If the version number changes, then the 
<project>_overview.rst should change too. If the version number is 
stored in a conf.py file instead, then we will need to think of another 
way to check that each ProjectOverview has been reviewed and updated.

I'm open to suggestions.
We could relatively easily write a script which loops through all 
translations and updates the version number to the English master version.

On 4/12/2014 5:50 pm, Astrid Emde wrote:
> Hello,
> I do not know, whether you discussed this before.
> Before each OSGeo-Live version comes out the translators have to edit
> many files and sometimes only have to change the version of the software.
> Things are much easier and less work, if the version is only defined at
> one place as a variable and the version is used in all the overview
> translations.
> Some projects use this way already and I would like to encourage more
> projects to make it this way.
> Have a look at:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/livedvd/gisvm/trunk/doc/conf.py
> 1.)  f.e. define  |version-geoserver| replace:: 2.5
> 2.) and refer in the xx_overview.rst like this
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/livedvd/gisvm/trunk/doc/de/overview/geoserver_overview.rst
> **Software Version:** |version-geoserver|
> Like this only changes in the text of the overview document have to be
> translated for every new version.
> Astrid
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