Introduction to GNUnited Nations
GNUnited Nations (GNUN) is a build system for www.gnu.org
translations. It generates a PO template (.pot) for an
original HTML article, and merges the changes into all translations,
which are maintained as PO (.po) files. Finally, it
regenerates the translations in HTML format.
The goal of GNUN is to make maintenance of gnu.org translations easier
and to avoid the effect of seriously outdated translations when a
particular team becomes inactive.
Currently, GNUN is pretty much tied to the layout and structure of
GNU Project's website and is not suitable for other sites.
See also the trans-coord
GNUN can be found on
[via http] and
It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors;
please use a mirror if possible.
You can also checkout GNUN from CVS:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/sources/trans-coord co trans-coord/gnun
GNUN documentation can be found at
http://www.gnu.org/software/trans-coord/manual/. You may also
find more information about GNUN by running
info gnun and info web-trans on your
GNUN has one mailing list:
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, which is used to discuss all
aspects of GNUN.
<email@example.com> is an alias.
Announcements about GNUN releases are being made on
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. You can use Mailman's
“topics” by subscribing to the gnun topic —
that way you will not receive other messages which might not be of
To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty
mail with a Subject: header line of just “subscribe” to
the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to GNU
announcement list, you would send mail
<email@example.com> with no body and a Subject:
header line of just “subscribe”. Or you can use
list web interface.
Request an Enhancement
If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of
GNUN, please send a request to
Please remember that development of GNUN is a volunteer effort, and
you can also contribute to its development. For information about
contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to
Report a Bug
If you think you have found a bug in GNUN, then please send
as complete a report as possible to
GNUN is currently being maintained by Yavor Doganov
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Pavel