Server Guide HTML

Adam Sommer asommer70 at
Tue Aug 17 11:26:29 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 5:13 AM, Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:

> Hi Adam,
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Adam Sommer <asommer70 at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Is there any problem with me updating the Server Guide HTML files on
> h.u.c?
> >  The reason I ask is related to
> > bug:
> > Basically a user noticed that the PDF was updated, but the HTML was not.
> Sorry that I missed this email. I have replied at comment 6 of the bug
> report, but essentially I think it is ok to update the HTML files.

Awesome, thanks Matthew.  I was pretty busy the last couple of weeks, and
haven't had much time to get some Ubuntu things done.  On the HTML note, at
the last UDS we discussed dropping the ubuntu-serverguide package, and just
keeping the HTML, PDF, and DocBook files up to date.

Some reasons for dropping the package include:

  Keeping the content updated.  (main example is the OpenLDAP section that
didn't get updated for Karmic)
  Informal poll of server users indicate that they all use PDF or Online
versions of the guide.
  With the PDF download they can have offline access to the content.
  Users don't seem to use the Help system for server stuff.

So basically the Server Guide source will stay where it is, and the Make
file can just be adjusted to not build the package.  I imagine that the
guide will follow the same string freeze rules as before for the most part.
 Obviously if there is no package then only the HTML needs to be updated
with new translations.

What are your thoughts, feedback, etc?  I probably should of had this
conversation months ago just after UDS when everything was fresh in my mind,
but hopefully this makes sense.

I've also copied the Doc list.

Thanks again Matthew.

Party On,
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