Suggestion: Postpone DocumentationStringFreeze

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Fri Apr 12 15:31:37 UTC 2013

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 5:08 AM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at> wrote:
> On 2013-04-12 02:38, Benjamin Kerensa wrote:
>> There were special reasons for previous Doc String Freeze
>> postponements the changes we made are already being worked on by the
>> translations team...We will not be likely adding any new changes
>> because its too late now.
> If I understand it correctly, this is what has been done after the
> Quantal release:
> * A bunch of bug fixes and minor functionality (not content) fixes
> * A large merge from gnome-docs on April 7 (after doc freeze)
> That's basically it. Nobody seems to have reviewed the merged gnome-docs
> contents from an Ubuntu perspective, or else refreshed the contents for
> 13.04. The "What's new" page we mentioned in another thread was modified
> so it claims to state news in 13.04, but the list of "New and improved
> features" is the same as in Quantal. :(
> Can there be more special reasons than this to keep (start) working on
> the docs after FinalRelease?
> Matt explained in another message in this thread how it could be
> accomplished, and in all practical means that's what I meant in the
> original post. I suppose it would require that somebody takes the lead,
> and lets the rest of the team know what to focus on. Would you be a
> candidate for that role Benjamin?
> --
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson

I would not have the time to take up such a role as I will be
travelling and at conferences starting next week through most of the
summer. I think I agree with Matthew that there has previously been a
lack of resources and this situation has not really changed in fact
since previous cycles the amount of time the few contributors do have
has been significantly reduced.

Benjamin Kerensa
"I am what I am because of who we all are" - Ubuntu

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