Merge requests for serverguide

Connor Imes rocket2dmn at
Mon Oct 17 01:28:25 UTC 2011

On 10/16/2011 09:12 PM, Peter Matulis wrote:
> On 11-10-16 05:29 PM, Connor Imes wrote:
>> We are still looking for somebody to maintain the serverguide.  I've
>> been handling the merge requests and a couple of small bug reports, but
>> that's about it (and it's not my area of expertise).  If you or somebody
>> on your team would like to take over control of these docs, that would
>> be awesome.
> I asked about plans for the next release (in ubuntu-server m/l) and was
> told that we will use the same model we used for Oneiric.  This was
> essentially asking (on the m/l) for people to review and update the
> guide.  So I'm not sure we're looking for a central maintainer.  I
> helped with 2 subchapters and will most likely take on the rest of that
> chapter (for Precise) but let me know if help of another kind is needed.
This may be manageable for awhile, but we do still need somebody to
really take ownership who has a little more expertise with Ubuntu server
and server-related software.  For now, let's just try to have the merge
requests is earlier - well in advance of string freeze so that the
requests can be reviewed, modified if needed, and committed before
string freeze takes effect.
>> It was great that the server team provided us with doc updates this
>> release, even if many were too late for string freeze.  Now we're all on
>> the same page, and I'm sure we can pull it together sooner next release.
> I'm still puzzled by this.  Does it matter or does it not matter that
> this server documentation is no longer shipped in the archive (up to,
> and including, Lucid, there was a 'ubuntu-serverguide' package).  It's
> provided via now.

Matthew mentioned in a separate part of this email thread that it does
still matter because the serverguide is open to translation for other
communities to post online or elsewhere if they wish.  It also makes
maintenance and scheduling easier to be consistent across the board. 
That said, it is probably easier to get string freeze exceptions now for
the serverguide, but it still requires the approval of the translators
team, adding more time and work for everybody involved.


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