[ubuntu-marketing] 12.04 Release Notes - starting early so we can make them better.

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at canonical.com
Tue Mar 20 01:30:19 UTC 2012


Dear Ubuntu Documentation Team Members,

   Rather than wait to the last minute, we're trying something different
this release... getting most of the release notes done BEFORE we come to
the release candidate week. ;)  Many thank you's to those who helped out
at the last minute and did some editorial passes, hopefully this time
there will be a little more time to polish and add useful content.

   The framework for the release notes is now up [1], and will be filled
in over the next month or so, as content emerges.  Right now its a
little sparse,  I'll be finishing consolidating the input from the alpha
and beta milestones in it this week.  During the last week before the
release,  we'll hopefully only have to be adding those bugs that we just
couldn't fix in time.  The week by week plan from now until the end of
the release for the release notes is available [2].  

   For those who are able to help out this cycle, there is a sign up
sheet at the bottom of the plan [2].  Help would be most welcome in the
following areas:
 * Summarizing changes between the 10.04 LTS and this release
 * Providing links to more detailed documentation so folks can just
   click to learn more about a new feature.
 * Improving the descriptions of new features from the user's
   perspective.
 * Improving the summary of the known bugs so it makes sense to
   a user, esp. when there is a workaround.
 * Editorial passes for spelling/grammar/coherence between the
   different pages.
Please add your name to the week you're able to help out on [2], so I
can let you know if anything changes/issues/etc.

If you can think of other ways we can make these release notes better
please chime up on this thread.  :)   and thanks for any help you can
provide.

Kate

[1]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes
[2]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/Editors 




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