Upload of ubuntu-docs soon?
bkerensa at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 15 23:19:09 UTC 2013
MP for Raring is going live in a few minutes and the sponsor will be
looking at it this evening and tentatively uploading it.
On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On 10 April 2013 20:41, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Also, I do hope that somebody will upload to the archive before the ISOs
>> for 13.04 are built. Unnecessary to SCREAM out on the index page
>> ("What's new in Ubuntu 12.10?") that the docs aren't updated. ;-)
> We need someone to commit to uploading the final ubuntu-docs package
> for the 13.04 release images Tuesday morning. The final language packs
> are generated from the archive packages Tuesday so that it will be
> complete by final freeze on Thursday.
> I cannot handle this upload both because I don't have the right upload
> privileges myself and because it is essential that other people get
> this experience. I will be available in #ubuntu-doc and on this
> mailing list if you need any help for this upload but I am unable to
> commit to being around next release cycle.
> Doing the upload involves these steps:
> 1. Download the translation tarball from
> 2. Rename the updated translation files you downloaded to match the
> already existing naming convention in the po/ folder. The
> ubuntu-manual team has a script to help with this or you can see the
> note in the README in the ubuntu-docs repository.
> 3. Update the debian/changelog
> 4. Test that the package builds on raring. If you've never built an
> Ubuntu/Debian package before, expect that this will take some time to
> figure out. There are some guides online and you can ask for more help
> in #ubuntu-motu or #ubuntu-devel.
> Although this cycle hasn't been as active as previous cycles, it is
> likely that there will be bugs in the translations that break the
> build. The punctuation is important in the translations and the
> XML-style tags need to be properly closed. Feel free to edit the .po
> file directly to correct typos. I think Launchpad should import the
> correction when the commit is made to lp:ubuntu-docs. Historically
> this has been the most difficult step for me as it's difficult to
> identify where exactly the build fails. You can ask for help though!
> 5. Find a sponsor for the upload. I recommend asking on #ubuntu-devel
> After all that is done, it would be good to update
> http://help.ubuntu.com/ with an offline copy of the documentation. The
> branch for that is at
> You can generate the html for ubuntu-docs by running 'make html' from
> the ubuntu-help/ directory. This will create a html/ directory with
> the files you need. It looks like for the serverguide you just need to
> run 'make serverguide-html' from lp:serverguide. I never figured out
> how to correctly generate the installation guide HTML which was why it
> was not included for 12.10.
> Next month, you can delete the online help for 8.04 and 11.10 and the
> desktop help for 10.04 when those releases reach End of Life:
> ubuntu-doc mailing list
> ubuntu-doc at lists.ubuntu.com
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