[libreoffice-l10n] Breaking News!... Help pages can be edited directly in gerrit.

Sophia Schröder sophia.schroeder at libreoffice.org
Sat Apr 7 19:04:21 UTC 2018

These are great news! Love it!

Exactly what I was asking about a day before in one of our IRC channels,
b/c I was clueless about how to use gerrit properly.

I uses the opportunity to commit my first patches (only whitespace 
cleanups for now)
to gerrit in time of our Hackfest / German Community Meeting in Hamburg.
So yes, it works! :-D

What would be really really good were a) a review of course and b) an 
jenkins/ci buildbot for help
for mistakenly merge patches which break master or branches in cases of 

Am 06.04.2018 um 03:15 schrieb Olivier Hallot:
> Hi L10N Community! Breaking news!
> Help pages can be edited directly in gerrit, all editions done in your
> browser.
> This means that edition of textual XML is possible with automatic
> generation of a patch submitted to gerrit. Therefore, English source
> help files can be edited or corrected directly in master and with
> security and peer review provided by TDF security infra.  Such
> capability will be extremely handy for ad-hoc correction of typos and
> linguistic mistakes we often do in English, as the LibreOffice project
> is developed by many non-English native speakers.
> This capacity will let help writers a direct access to patching without
> having to download and build LibreOffice and its help. Although the Help
> XML knowledge is still need to correctly write a help page, some of our
> skilled NL leaders and translators can now fix typos directly, without
> passing by the lengthy process of reporting typos, building help and more.
> Please see a tutorial on editing help source files in our wiki page:
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/GerritEditing
> Happy help page fixing !
> Cheers

Regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Sophia Schröder
German Language Team
IRC: SophiaS

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