12.04 Release Notes - starting early so we can make them better.

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 20 02:04:03 UTC 2012

On 03/19/2012 06:30 PM, Kate Stewart wrote:
> Dear Ubuntu Documentation Team Members,
>     Rather than wait to the last minute, we're trying something different
> this release... getting most of the release notes done BEFORE we come to
> the release candidate week. ;)  Many thank you's to those who helped out
> at the last minute and did some editorial passes, hopefully this time
> there will be a little more time to polish and add useful content.
>     The framework for the release notes is now up [1], and will be filled
> in over the next month or so, as content emerges.  Right now its a
> little sparse,  I'll be finishing consolidating the input from the alpha
> and beta milestones in it this week.  During the last week before the
> release,  we'll hopefully only have to be adding those bugs that we just
> couldn't fix in time.  The week by week plan from now until the end of
> the release for the release notes is available [2].
>     For those who are able to help out this cycle, there is a sign up
> sheet at the bottom of the plan [2].  Help would be most welcome in the
> following areas:
>   * Summarizing changes between the 10.04 LTS and this release
>   * Providing links to more detailed documentation so folks can just
>     click to learn more about a new feature.
>   * Improving the descriptions of new features from the user's
>     perspective.
>   * Improving the summary of the known bugs so it makes sense to
>     a user, esp. when there is a workaround.
>   * Editorial passes for spelling/grammar/coherence between the
>     different pages.
> Please add your name to the week you're able to help out on [2], so I
> can let you know if anything changes/issues/etc.
> If you can think of other ways we can make these release notes better
> please chime up on this thread.  :)   and thanks for any help you can
> provide.
> Kate
> [1]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes
> [2]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/Editors

Thanks for the heads up I'm sure we all look forward to working on this 
and getting this release out the door.

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