[desktop] Call for help

Stephen M. Webb stephen.webb at canonical.com
Wed Mar 9 15:12:21 UTC 2016

Adding Will Cooke for feedback from the desktop team.

On 16-03-09 09:21 AM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> Hi all,
> "DocumentationStringFreeze", i.e. the date after which no further
> changes to the translatable desktop documentation strings should be
> made, is March 17.
> The naked truth about the status of the desktop docs (the ubuntu-docs
> package and Bazaar branch) is that its contents haven't been changed the
> last year. OTOH, since much of the development is focused on Ubuntu
> Touch, the visible changes to the Ubuntu desktop haven't been very
> extensive lately. I still can't help fearing that some parts of the
> desktop docs include information which is out of date.
> It would be great if a few persons, who read this, could spend a few
> hours the next 7 days with reviewing the desktop docs, and at first hand
> identify out of date contents. You can report your findings in several ways:
> * Merge proposals stating exact proposed changes
> * Bug reports
> * Posts to this list
> It would also be nice if the "What's new" page could resurrect this
> cycle. In 14.04 it had this contents:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/whats-new.html
> But for that we'll need input from someone who has the big picture.
> @Stephen, could you possibly write down a few highlights of changes
> between 14.04 and 16.04?
> Let's try to make an effort, so the desktop docs we ship with 16.04 is
> reasonably up-to-date. Please reply to this, if you need clarifications.
> I'll do my best to answer.

Stephen M. Webb  <stephen.webb at canonical.com>

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