Future of the Packaging Guide
siretart at ubuntu.com
Sat Sep 29 16:58:55 BST 2007
"Matthew East" <mdke at ubuntu.com> writes:
> On 19/09/2007, Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> Jordan Mantha started the discussion about moving the Packaging Guide
>> from DocBook in the Doc Team SVN to the Ubuntu wiki:
>> === Cons ===
>> * probably no nice printable version
> You don't get a nice printable version with either solution...
But you have at least a nice PDF version of it, which can be printed
>> * malicious editing, harder to have QA for it
> You can use access control on the wiki too if desired.
Access control would imply a workflow like:
* Only a restricted group (like developers) may edit
* contributors need to download the file as raw, edit it and send a
* patch via email
* Editors comment on the patch and eventually apply it.
Is this really easier than using a bzr branch?
>> * what happens to the packaging-guide package?
> I'd say that it can disappear for the time being.
Which would be sad.
> Since internet access is pretty much essential to contributing as an
> Ubuntu developer, it's ok to have this documentation online only.
I usually have a good and fast internet connection, but still appreciate
having documentation locally on my laptop installed.
>> * licensing
> This is readily workaroundable by adding some licence text to the
> bottom of each wiki page.
Is it really desireable to have more than one license in use in
> I think it's a very good idea to get this into the wiki.
I'm not sure I have expressed my view on this mailing list (I did on
ubuntu-motu at l.u.c), I'm still very sceptical about this move.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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