Lubuntu Manual - Getting Started With Lubuntu

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Mon May 13 21:47:24 UTC 2013

Hi Jonathan,

it was meant for Ali to start work on a wiki area. Julien's idea is that we
have a version of our wiki area available 'off-line'. The pains of
formatting are one thing which should, imho, be tollerable. The wiki will
always remain the 'gold standard' e.g. once the off-line docs are on the
final iso, we will rarely be able to update them. Whereas if an error is
found in the wiki area we can amend quickly. Mallard and yelp are what is
planned for off-line documentation. Further information will be made
available after the vUDS as the doc team have already stated. Getting the
initial areas which we want to include on a CD committed to 'black and
white' is the most important thing as that will be on the wiki for all to
use 'on-line'

On the ubuntu-wiki-docs email area we have discussed and are continuing to
discuss what was a moving playing field for off-line docs. Flooding the
lubuntu-users email list with these discussions seems counter-productive of
having such mailing lists whereby the sub-teams can discuss, in detail,
changes and ideas.

Hoping that clears up any confusion.



On 13 May 2013 21:57, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at> wrote:

> On 12/05/13 18:53, Yorvyk wrote:
> > Anybody up for creating a Lubuntu version of
> > ?
> On Mon, May 13, 2013, at 03:26 AM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> >> docs team are going with mallard, the wiki area will be updated
> >> after vUDS
> Which is fine, but not what uses. So Lubuntu
> would be unable to borrow from that existing body of work without
> extensive reformatting effort.  Or will the "docs team" reformat all of
> the content at into Mallard right away??
> As far as I can see, Mallard is primarily intended for online browseable
> documentation, with output to other offline formats being secondary.
> LaTeX appears to be the other way around in terms of its priorities.
> Being old, as well as old-school, I'm familiar with LaTeX but not with
> Mallard...
> If the goal is, as Yorvyk put it, "creating a Lubuntu version of
>" , then I'd suggesting using the document
> source format and tools from that site, for ease of re-using and editing
> their existing content.
> Jonathan
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>   Jonathan Marsden
>   jmarsden at
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