Ubuntu desktop documentation scope and location

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Thu May 19 16:14:32 UTC 2022

On 2022-05-19 13:06, Daniele Procida wrote:
> On 16 May 2022, at 17:22, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>> But with that said, it's a bit unfortunate IMO to conclude that
>> help.ubuntu.com is the only viable location in the meantime.
>> help.ubuntu.com requires complete static HTML pages, which is a
>> cumbersome way to handle documentation compared to e.g. discourse.
> I did in fact have in mind the help.ubuntu.com wiki as “the place
> that exists already”!

Ah, my misinterpretation.

>> Also discourse.u.c is a "place that exists already". ;)
> Indeed it exists, and it's also used as the backend for Ubuntu Core
> and Server for example, which exist as standalone documentation
> properties.
> Ubuntu desktop’s in a different position. help.ubuntu.com,
> help.ubuntu.com/community and wiki.ubuntu.com already exist as
> competing places where its documentation is found, and we need to be
> reducing that number rather than increasing it.
> A Discourse-backed solution is an option to replace the existing
> wikis, but the key there is that it will need to replace them, not
> add to them.

Thanks for that clarification. At last I get the picture, I think. And I 
also noticed Heather's reply.


Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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