[desktop] Call for help

Hannie Dumoleyn lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl
Thu Mar 10 16:06:27 UTC 2016

Hi Gunnar,
According to the following articles [1] USC will be replaced by Gnome Software.
I had a quick look at Ubuntu Help (in Raring). Chapter "Install additional software" will need a complete overhaul.
I have installed Xenial Beta in Virtual Box, but here I still seen USC, which is empty at this moment.
I guess it is still too early to rewrite this chapter.

[1] http://www.pcworld.com/article/3017152/linux/ubuntu-16-04-lts-will-dump-the-ubuntu-software-center-for-gnome-software.html

Op 09-03-16 om 15:21 schreef Gunnar Hjalmarsson:
> 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 desktop docs include information which is out of date.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 identify out of date contents.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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