[desktop] Call for help

Mark Guthart mguthart at g4international.com
Wed Mar 9 19:21:31 UTC 2016

Hello Gunnar, and thank you for reaching out. I am happy to help contribute
and agree that resurrecting the "What's new" page would be beneficial.

For anyone else interested in contributing, let's make sure to coordinate
so we aren't duplicating efforts.

Mark A. Guthart

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 7:21 AM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>

> 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 desktop docs include information which is out of date.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 identify out of date contents.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.
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