Re: [Firebird-docs] Do we ever build release notes all together?

2011-10-18 Thread Helen Borrie
At 04:44 AM 19/10/2011, Paul Vinkenoog wrote: Hi Norman, Sorry, I cannot type: I'm wondering if this is something we might need to fix. I have had a look in rlsnotes20/install/Compatibility20x.docbook where at least one section has an id=compat-sql but I can find no cross refernce (or

Re: [Firebird-docs] Choosing the translation service

2014-11-10 Thread Helen Borrie
At 09:37 p.m. 10/11/2014, Alexey Kovyazin wrote: Hi All, As you know, we are going to translate recently completed Firebird Language Reference in Russian into English. For this purpose we are working with translation services. I need input from English speakers (native and not native :) about

Re: [Firebird-docs] General Note about Firebird 2.5.3 Security Update 1 is missing

2015-03-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Tomneko, At 08:16 p.m. 27/03/2015, Tsutomu Hayashi wrote: Hi all I am planning to translate Firebird 2.5 Release Notes to Japanese. Therefore I checked the cvs repository at /firebird/manual/src/docs/rlsnotes/rlsnotes25/ . But, there is a GeneralNotes25.docbook not contained Security Update 1.

Re: [Firebird-docs] General Note about Firebird 2.5.3 Security Update 1 is missing

2015-03-27 Thread Helen Borrie
At 12:31 a.m. 28/03/2015, Tsutomu Hayashi wrote: Hi Helen Thanks for your reply. Ok, I am waiting new release notes! Ready now. Kia ora, Helen -- Dive into the World of Parallel Programming The Go Parallel Website,

Re: [Firebird-docs] Firebird 3 Authentication: passwords

2015-07-22 Thread Helen Borrie
Hi Stefan, I'm just reading through the Firebird 3 release notes. The chapter about Increased Password Length speaks of a maximum of 20 bytes. The second blue box in this chapter then asks: **Why is the password effectively limited to 20 characters? It is unclear from this documentation

Re: [Firebird-docs] Firebird 3 QSG source

2015-07-22 Thread Helen Borrie
At 09:52 a.m. 23/07/2015, Paul Vinkenoog wrote: Hi all, Could someone please email me the file qsg3.xml (or quickstartguide-3.xml, or whatever) which lives in the manual/src/docs/firebirddocs directory of our CVS module? I'm on a slow and very unreliable link here and I've been struggling for

Re: [Firebird-docs] Firebird Language Reference 2.5 (English) Beta 1

2016-01-29 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Mark, Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:48:37 PM, Mark wrote: > I thought I had mentioned this in my review notes for this appendix. I'll > double check when I am on the computer that has those notes. You corrected quite a number of entries there, but not these ones. But don't fret, it is

[Firebird-docs] Firebird Language Reference 2.5 (English) Beta 1

2016-01-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello all, Well, the review of the translated text has gotten this far, thanks to the efforts of Paul Vinkenoog and Mark Rotteveel. Unfortunately, we didn't get any more Englsh speakers to help with the review, so there is still a way to go. We decided to release what we have as a Beta. You

Re: [Firebird-docs] Where are the doclibs?

2016-01-28 Thread Helen Borrie
Title: Re: [Firebird-docs] Where are the doclibs? Hello Martin, Thursday, January 28, 2016, 8:18:12 PM, you wrote: Hi, I’ve just set up a new environment and downloaded the doc sources via CVS. I wanted to download the doclibs as mentioned in the readme. But when I use the URL

[Firebird-docs] [] Firebird 2.5 Language Reference Beta 1

2016-02-01 Thread Helen Borrie
In {firebird-devel] liviuslivius wrote: Hi, i do not know if this is good place to but: on page 49 is: "If you need to do a case-insensitive search for something enclosed inside a string ( LIKE '%Abc%' ), use of the CONTAINING predicate is recommended, in

Re: [Firebird-docs] Langref - Expressions/Constant

2016-02-01 Thread Helen Borrie
Title: Re: [Firebird-docs] Langref - Expressions/Constant Hello , Monday, February 1, 2016, 8:25:55 PM, Michał Ziemski wrote: Hi! I've been going through the beta langref. In fblangref25-commons-expressions there is a description for "Constant": "A number; or a string literal enclosed in

[Firebird-docs] TRANSLATORS: please refresh your source files

2016-02-02 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv27364 Modified Files: fblangref25-commons.xml fblangref25-dml.xml fblangref25-structure.xml fblangref25.xml Log Message: A few additions and

[Firebird-docs] FOR TRANSLATORS: manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-appx06-charsets.xml, 1.2, 1.3

2016-01-28 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv16107 Modified Files: fblangref25-appx06-charsets.xml Log Message: Charset corrections Index: fblangref25-appx06-charsets.xml

Re: [Firebird-docs] Langref - Expressions/Constant

2016-02-02 Thread Helen Borrie
Title: Re: [Firebird-docs] Langref - Expressions/Constant Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 8:29:57 PM, Michal Ziemsk wrote: Column name _expression_: - Firebird converts table/column names to upper case internally. I think this should be explicitly stated as it's, I believe, failrly unique to

Re: [Firebird-docs] Hello from Seattle, WA

2016-03-18 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello James, Friday, March 18, 2016, 6:26:32 PM, you wrote: As others said already, your assistance would be very welcome. Paul Vinkenoog is the project's Docs coordinator. He's also one of our most prolific author/editors. At the moment, we have an urgent need for native speakers of English

Re: [Firebird-docs] Publishing process of the FB LangRef translations

2016-03-15 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Martin, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 3:21:15 AM, you wrote: > How do we want to go on with the translated texts of the langref? > Should I translate the complete langref first or do we want to publish > finished sections? I think it is safe to proceed with translating the chapters and

[Firebird-docs] [Firebird-checkins] manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-commons.xml, 1.6, 1.7 fblangref25.xml, 1.19, 1.20

2016-03-28 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv7265 Modified Files: fblangref25-commons.xml fblangref25.xml Log Message: Added a correction to arithmetic operator predence. Index:

Re: [Firebird-docs] LangRef 2.5beta1 - a few more suggestions /5

2016-04-10 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Aage, Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:23:52 AM, you wrote: > I'll have mostly non-Firebird things on my mind the next week, so I'm > just unloading my latest comments now! Hope it goes well for you Aage! I'm not ignoring your suggestions, just a bit swamped at the moment with customer work

Re: [Firebird-docs] Getting started

2016-03-21 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello james, Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:33:36 PM, you wrote: > >Hello Martin, Paul, Helen, and Mark. > I downloaded the latest version of the beta > Firebird_Language_Reference_25EN.pdf. I will begin by reviewing the > DML, PSQL and Functions chapters. DML up to and including PROCEDURE

Re: [Firebird-docs] Getting started

2016-03-21 Thread Helen Borrie
Monday, March 21, 2016, 11:37:52 PM, Paul V. wrote: What I wrote: >> DML up to and including PROCEDURE has been done. Just the small >> objects remain, starting from PDF page 151 (pagination P. 137) at the >> EXTERNAL FUNCTION section. Paul corrected: > That's DDL up to and including PROCEDURE.

[Firebird-docs] [Firebird-checkins] manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-commons.xml, 1.5, 1.6 fblangref25-datatypes.xml, 1.5, 1.6 fblangref25-ddl.xml, 1.9, 1.10 fblangref25-functio

2016-03-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv17868 Modified Files: fblangref25-commons.xml fblangref25-datatypes.xml fblangref25-ddl.xml fblangref25-functions-vars.xml

[Firebird-docs] FbLangRef Build 0.902

2016-03-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Martin, Is there some way you can parse those "diffs" notifications from CVS to make them useful for your translation team's SVN? Helen -- Transform Data into Opportunity. Accelerate data analysis in your applications

Re: [Firebird-docs] LangRef 2.5beta1 - a few suggestions /3

2016-04-05 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Aage, Friday, April 1, 2016, 10:28:51 AM, you wrote: > p.97 > Table 5.8. ALTER TABLE Statement Parameters > The pagebreak reveal an akward split between the parameter > 'collation" and its description. > This may be a pdf artifact, but I'm using "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, > 2015 Release

[Firebird-docs] [Firebird-checkins] manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-commons.xml, 1.7, 1.8 fblangref25-ddl.xml, 1.10, 1.11 fblangref25.xml, 1.20, 1.21

2016-04-26 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv24351 Modified Files: fblangref25-commons.xml fblangref25-ddl.xml fblangref25.xml Log Message: Another batch of suggested edits from Aage Johansen Index:

[Firebird-docs] FbLangRef25 Translators & Reviewers

2016-04-26 Thread Helen Borrie
To those currently reviewing and translating the Language Reference, I have put up new PDF and HTML builds today - build 0.904 - and have updated the sources in CVS - see the diff file I sent to the list. These are small changes in the DDL and Commons chapters but they are in sections that are

Re: [Firebird-docs] Improve TOC and searchability of Firebird Language Reference

2016-05-10 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Paul, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:03:39 AM, you wrote: > Helen wrote: > But notice that the (local) changes I made only apply to multipage HTML. > Of course we can do the same for monohtml (as you use for the rlsnotes), > but we can also leave that build as-is or make other adjustments.

[Firebird-docs] [Firebird-checkins] manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-commons.xml, 1.8, 1.9 fblangref25-functions-vars.xml, 1.5, 1.6 fblangref25.xml, 1.21, 1.22

2016-05-13 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv23534 Modified Files: fblangref25-commons.xml fblangref25-functions-vars.xml fblangref25.xml Log Message: Corrections from P. Vinkenoog and D.

[Firebird-docs] Translators: FbLangRef25 latest corrections

2016-05-13 Thread Helen Borrie
To translators: I just redirected the CVS notification regarding the latest batch of corrections in fblangref25-commons.xml and fblangref25-functions-vars.xml. In both cases, these are files that are marked as already reviewed. New builds (doc version 0.905) of both PDF and HTML are on the web

Re: [Firebird-docs] Improve TOC and searchability of Firebird Language Reference

2016-05-09 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Paul, Monday, May 9, 2016, 12:08:27 AM, you wrote: > My preference would be the second variant (2 - 2 - 2), where no ToC > has more than 2 levels and section ToCs are single-level. Since each > top-level section has its own page, having a multilevel ToC at the > top is not very useful

Re: [Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data types

2016-08-10 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Dmitry, Thursday, August 11, 2016, 9:42:48 AM, you wrote: > Nope, floating point numbers are stored completely different to the > fixed point numbers. FLOAT is single-precision format which occupies 4 > bytes. DOUBLE is double-precision format which occupies 8 bytes. But > they have no

Re: [Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data types

2016-08-11 Thread Helen Borrie
atter regarding Firebird documentation > Betreff: Re: [Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data > types > 11.08.2016 06:38, Helen Borrie wrote: >> >> Floating point data types are stored in an IEEE 754 binary format that >> comprises sign, ex

[Firebird-docs] [Firebird-checkins] manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 fblangref25-datatypes.xml, 1.6, 1.7 fblangref25.xml, 1.22, 1.23

2016-08-11 Thread Helen Borrie
Update of /cvsroot/firebird/manual/src/docs/refdocs/langref/fblangref25 In directory sfp-cvs-1.v30.ch3.sourceforge.com:/tmp/cvs-serv16889 Modified Files: fblangref25-datatypes.xml fblangref25.xml Log Message: Corrected text for floating-point data types (Build 0.906) Index:

[Firebird-docs] Martin Koeditz (OFF-TOPIC POST)

2016-08-06 Thread Helen Borrie
Martin, your mail server is rejecting all my attempts to send you an email, from this address and 5 others! The rejection message in all cases is 5.3.0 - Other mail system problem 550-'5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.' Is there some way you can whitelist at least this one?

Re: [Firebird-docs] Consider migrating to GitHub?

2016-12-17 Thread Helen Borrie
GitHub might increase visibility and will likely lower the barrier > for contribution. Helen Borrie: I don't see how moving the source from one obscure repository to a different obscure repository would heighten visibility or lower any barrier. If there's a good reason to change, I'd go with it,

Re: [Firebird-docs] What chapter to translate next?

2017-05-17 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Martin, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:37:02 AM, you wrote: > Hi, > > I’ve committed the fblangref25-commons-de chapter to the manual > module. Which of the following is ready for translation? > > - DDL > - DML > - PSQL > - Security > -

Re: [Firebird-docs] ATTN committers: SourceForge to terminate CVS support on November 30th

2017-10-16 Thread Helen Borrie
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:59:11 AM, Paul V. wrote: > Hi all, > Three people - one of them a committer - have expressed their preference > for moving to GitHub. > I have no problem with that, but I would also like to hear Helen's opinion, > as she is the heaviest user of the manual module.

Re: [Firebird-docs] Test repository CVS to git migration

2017-10-16 Thread Helen Borrie
as doing with CVS and SVN. Helen -- Kind regards, Helen Borrie -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! http://sdm.link/slashdot

Re: [Firebird-docs] Test repository CVS to git migration

2017-10-19 Thread Helen Borrie
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 9:07:39 PM, Mark wrote: > The line-endings of ReadMe are correct in my checkout, which means the > git autodetection is working for me. I could add ReadMe explicitly in > .gitattributes, but that shouldn't make a difference (it should already > be caught by "*

Re: [Firebird-docs] SourceForge CVS to GitHub migration done

2017-11-28 Thread Helen Borrie
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:21:39 PM, PaulV wrote: > And this CHM file describes the ODBC driver? Yes, it's the same content as the PDF and the HTML with some edits to stop it exploding when you try to hit an external link. Oh, and about a zillion fewer Firebird logos. ;-) > So it naturally

Re: [Firebird-docs] SourceForge CVS to GitHub migration done

2017-11-26 Thread Helen Borrie
Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:03:31 AM, Mark wrote: > The migration from SourceForge CVS to GitHub has been completed. The > repository is at > https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird-documentation > (with clone URL > g...@github.com:FirebirdSQL/firebird-documentation.git or >

Re: [Firebird-docs] SourceForge CVS to GitHub migration done

2017-11-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Mark, >> Next thing, I have source files for the build of the CHM file, for use >> with the M$ help compiler, all zipped up. Where should I put them? >> I'll write a little readme. > What are these CHM files for? You could consider just adding them > (unzipped) in a specific subfolder of

Re: [Firebird-docs] Test repository CVS to git migration

2017-11-05 Thread Helen Borrie
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:42:35 AM, Mark wrote: >>> So what are the next steps? > I'm waiting on Helen to give the final go. Actually, I was waiting to see some comment from Paul V. I still seem to have one or two novice issues on this side but they are not showstoppers. Over the weekend I

Re: [Firebird-docs] Test repository CVS to git migration

2017-10-20 Thread Helen Borrie
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:22:25 AM, you wrote: > Thursday, October 19, 2017, 9:07:39 PM, Mark wrote: >> The line-endings of ReadMe are correct in my checkout, which means the >> git autodetection is working for me. I could add ReadMe explicitly in >> .gitattributes, but that shouldn't make a

Re: [Firebird-docs] Comments on Firebird 3 Developers's guide

2018-03-06 Thread Helen Borrie
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:02:20 AM, Mark wrote: > Great it is now released! > Some comments on things I noticed when reading (Version 1.000, PDF > physical page numbers, not print page numbers). I only read the > introduction and the Java part (I'm biased ;): > Page 9: "About the Author"

Re: [Firebird-docs] Comments on Firebird 3 Developers's guide

2018-03-07 Thread Helen Borrie
Mark wrote: > On 7-3-2018 09:53, Mark Rotteveel wrote: >> I hadn't noticed yet that the notifications were broken. I wonder if >> those are still after-shocks of the issues after the SourceForge >> datacenter migration. >> >> I'll check and re-test the configuration. > Possibly the passwords

[Firebird-docs] TEST:: Dumitru Rubey

2018-03-27 Thread Helen Borrie
Dumitru has indicated he is willing to translate some documentation to Romanian. He has been trying to subscribe and has not had any kind of feedback. Of course, under the privacy restrictions imposed last year by Sourceforge, I can no longer check the subscriber list. Dumitru, please reply to

Re: [Firebird-docs] FB firebird-3-developer-s-guide-relea

2018-03-29 Thread Helen Borrie
Mark wrote: > On 8-3-2018 20:22, Nico Latzer wrote: >> Hello all, yesterday i browsed a little bit thru the newly published "FB 3 >> Developers Guide", >> and i found it very valuable and impressivly well done. NOw my question is, >> does it make sense to >> provide an additional application

Re: [Firebird-docs] TEST:: Dumitru Rubey

2018-03-29 Thread Helen Borrie
I wrote: > Dumitru has indicated he is willing to translate some documentation to > Romanian. He has been trying to subscribe and has not had any kind of > feedback. Of course, under the privacy restrictions imposed last year > by Sourceforge, I can no longer check the subscriber list. >

Re: [Firebird-docs] German translation of ODBC/JDBC Driver manual

2018-10-15 Thread Helen Borrie
Brilliant job, Martin! Helen --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. https://www.avg.com ___ Firebird-docs mailing list Firebird-docs@lists.sourceforge.net https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/firebird-docs

Re: [Firebird-docs] Docbook version of 4.0 release notes

2018-10-24 Thread Helen Borrie
Martin, you wrote: > where may I get the docbook version oft he 4.0 alpha release notes? > Would be great if I can translate those in time. Release Notes sources don't go into version control until the release itself, specifically to avoid having translators putting in effort to translate stuff

Re: [Firebird-docs] Docbook version of 4.0 release notes

2018-10-26 Thread Helen Borrie
Martin, You will probably want this file as well: http://web.firebirdsql.org/download/prerelease/rlsnotes/manual/src/docs/rlsnotes/rlsnotes.xml Keep a backup of the "live" version of this file, which does not contain the elements for v.4. Helen --- This email has been checked for viruses

Re: [Firebird-docs] Docbook version of 4.0 release notes

2018-10-25 Thread Helen Borrie
> In the meantime, I'll zip up the sources for the Fb4 alpha notes and > put them in the pre-release area of the web.firebirdsql.org website > and send you a link. http://web.firebirdsql.org/download/prerelease/rlsnotes/manual/src/docs/rlsnotes/rlsnotes40/alpha_1.zip Note, these files do not

Re: [Firebird-docs] Docbook version of 4.0 release notes

2018-10-25 Thread Helen Borrie
Martin wrote: > basically, I agree with you. But why can't I find the release notes > for the alpha 4.0 on Github? I thought Alpha 1 is freezed, isn't it? The problem is not whether the alpha or beta is frozen, but of a translator publishing notes for an alpha or beta and its being stuck as the