Using Mallard for Ubuntu docs

Zach Kriesse zkriesse at
Wed Jun 30 15:59:13 UTC 2010

On 06/30/2010 10:10 AM, Phil Bull wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 09:51 -0500, Jim Campbell wrote:
>> So did we want to go ahead with using Mallard for this release of
>> Ubuntu docs?  Phil, if I recall correctly, didn't you have a branch of
>> Ubuntu docs containing page stubs from our prior release?
> I think we should go ahead with the Mallard conversion. I looked around
> for a branch containing stubs, but I didn't find one. Who knows what I
> did with it?
> Ideally, we would coordinate with the GNOME doc team; we should slot our
> docs into their Desktop Help. That's in a very early stage of
> development at the moment, though. For now, we should probably just
> identify clearly Ubuntu-specific areas of our own docs and convert
> those.
> It would be helpful to convert all of the existing DocBook into plain
> text first. I find that much easier to deal with when doing a
> conversion. I'll set-up a branch with Mallard .page stubs and dump the
> text-only topics into the .page files. That should provide a good
> starting point.
> To help the process along, would anyone be interested in a Mallard
> training session on IRC?
> Thanks,
> Phil

Since I've no idea what Mallard is, SURE! I'd love to learn about it.


Zach Kriesse

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