[Cubicweb] cube proposal for i18n content management

Florent Cayré florent.cayre at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 11:08:58 CEST 2011

Hi list,

as suggested by Aurélien and Sylvain, I have split the requirements into 
two work pieces :

* i18n at the attribute level (see 
https://bitbucket.org/fcayre/i18nfield) ; feel free to try it or 
contribute (contact me through the list or logilab #public jabber channel)
* translation management using mercurial

I haven't found enough time for now to write a single line of code 
regarding the second point. Sylvain's suggestion to write a mercurial 
storage backend is pretty interesting and could be used for completely 
different purposes than i18n. Perhaps it should be included in a 
coming-soon CW sprint program?


Le 13/09/2011 05:50, Florent Cayré a écrit :
> Hi Sylvain,
>> On 12 septembre 17:11, aurélien campéas wrote:
>>> 2011/9/12 Florent Cayré<florent.cayre at gmail.com>
>>>> Hi list,
>> yo
>>>> I am about to write a new cube for my own needs: easily write and 
>>>> maintain
>>>> a web site with textual content translated in several languages.
>>>> I do not like CMS-like solutions where content translations only 
>>>> reside in
>>>> the database, but would like to maintain them in mercurial too 
>>>> (providing
>>>> the ability to easily rollback, see versino history, and so on).
>>>> Below is the small document I just wrote about it, with 
>>>> specifications and
>>>> first implementation directions.
>>>> If you know a better/ more general way to do it or have any 
>>>> suggestion,
>>>> please tell me through the list.
>>> I am sure it does not cover everything you want but there is the 
>>> 'document'
>>> cube ... It mixes vcsfile and i18ncontent. It was extracted from the
>>> Docaster application used to manage the code aster documentation 
>>> (hundreds
>>> of openoffice documents in a mercurial repository) with a branchy 
>>> history
>>> and translations. Still as of today it is a base for Docaster.
>>> Document handles plain files that represent translations of other plain
>>> files ...
>>> So it does not fit the bill wrt your (more general) requirements.
>>> Just making sure you know the existence of these things.
>>> I wish you fun&  good luck building your hg-backed cms :)
>>> (somehow I think the hg-backed thing&  i18n thing ought to be 
>>> completely
>>> independently usable, e.g I'd like to use a component as written 
>>> below to
>>> handle the i18n aspects of a blog without being tied to
>>> VersionContent/vcsfile entities)
>> sounds like a HGStorage could be the way to go (see BFSStorage in cw for
>> an example).
> not so sure because the alternative storage is not intended to be 
> manipulated by another system than CW, like mercurial would do in my 
> proposal.

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