Translations of this document

Versions of this document fully translated into German and Italian are available. Incomplete translations exist for Norwegian Bokmål, French, Spanish and Chinese exist; take a look here for your own language.

HowTo translate this document

As in many free software projects, translations of this document are kept in .po files. More information about the process can be found in /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-squeeze-manual-translations. The svn-repository (see below) contains this file too. Take a look there and at the language specific conventions if you want to help translating this document.

To commit your translations you need to be a member of the Alioth project debian-edu. To translate, you just need to check out some files from from svn (which can be done anonymously) and create patches. Please file a bug against the debian-edu-doc package and attach the .po file to the bugreport. You can find some instructions on how to submit bugs here.

You can check out the debian-edu-doc source anonymously with the following command (you need to have the subversion package installed for this to work):

Then edit the file documentation/debian-edu-squeeze/debian-edu-squeeze-manual.$CC.po (replacing $CC with your language code). There are many tools for translating available; we suggest using kbabel.

Then you either commit the file directly to svn (if you have the rights to do so) or send the file to the bugreport.

To update your local copy of the repository use the following command inside the debian-edu-doc directory:

Read /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-squeeze-manual-translations to find information how to create a new .po file for your language if there isn't one yet, and how to update translations.

Please keep in mind that this manual is still under development, so don't translate any string which contains "FIXME".

Basic information about Alioth (the host where our SVN repository is located) and SVN is available at

If you are new to SVN, look at the SVN book; it has a chapter on the basic workflow with SVN. Also you might want to look at the kdesvn package if you prefer a GUI client for SVN instead of using the commandline client.

Please report any problems.