German translation

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at
Thu Feb 14 09:34:38 CST 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:32 AM, Jens M. Felderhoff <j.m.f at> wrote:

>  However, the 2nd German edition was published by O'Reilly in April 2006
>  translated by  Kathrin Lichtenberg (ISBN  978-3-89721-460-6).
>  Obviously, this translation was not committed to the SVN book
>  repository.

Correct, O'Reilly went and did their own private German translation;
we don't have access to those sources.  It's essentially a proprietary
fork of the book.  We were also quite unhappy that the German division
of O'Reilly put the words "2nd edition" on the book, when in fact the
real 2nd edition is what we're working on now.

>  Is there still any need for a German translation? If yes, I'd like to
>  contribute.

We'd definitely welcome contributions to the open-source translation!

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