Call for help to the docs team

David Planella david.planella at
Thu Mar 22 14:04:52 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I've been speaking to some of the members of the docs team about this
subject, and after some discussion I thought I'd write to the list to
keep everyone in the loop and ask for your help.

Unity documentation not being ready and the recent freeze exception
affect directly a project in which the Simplified Chinese translation
community and the Canonical Professional Engineering Services (PES) team
are currently working on [1].

In short, Canonical is working with both the Chinese community and paid
translators to complete the Ubuntu docs package translation, which is
going to be used in the main 12.04 release and for a critical PES
project. The original plan was to start the translation work tomorrow
following the freeze, which will not happen now, so we're trying to do
the best to adapt to the new situation.

One area in which the help from the docs team would be extremely useful
is in pointing out, even if roughly, to:

- Which documentation pages are most likely to remain unchanged (e.g.
the GNOME documentation pages)
- Which documentation pages are most likely to be modified
- Which documentation pages are going to be newly written (e.g.
unity-*.page, etc.)

I am aware of the work Jeremy Bicha and others have started on the
documentation TODO list [2], but if we could get a somewhat more
concrete overview in the form pointed above, it would be really useful
for us, so that we can better schedule the work for this project.

Thanks a lot.



David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator / /

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