Wiki pages that apply to only one release
carl at personnelware.com
Tue Jun 6 07:33:36 UTC 2006
Corey Burger wrote:
> There are a fair number of wiki pages that only apply to one release,
> mostly becuase they deal with a hardware issue that has been solved in
> a later release. After Warty EOLed, I went around and cleaned up
> reference to it from our docs. This was an annoying task, because I
> had to go and find each page. Therefor I would like to propose a
> process of tagging pages for releases. This does raise a number of
> 1. Do we tag all pages or only pages that are for a specific release?
> 2. Do we use the name or the number of the release (Hoary vs 5.04) in
> the category name
> 3. Do we all agree that removing docs for non-security supported
> releases is a good thing?
> 4. Any other issues I forgot about?
> What we should get out of this is a clear policy (oh how I hate that
> word) about what we do with old releases on the wiki, etc.
policy - yeah.. right word/thing.
I understand the need to keep docs for the older releases (meaning less
than current) but it sure would be nice to be able to identify what
release info a page is relevant too, both for housecleaning and also
normal use: if I am still on Breezy and need WPA, it hardly helps to
know what has been fixed in dapper, and if I am on Dapper it doesn't
help much to know what was needed for breezy (apparenly big change in
WPA things in dapper.) I admit there is a little help knowing the
shortcomings and recent improvements, but I think it would be much more
helfull if the 2 were split apart.
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