Ubuntu Serverguide - pending point release for 18.04 will be in English only.

Doug Smythies dsmythies at telus.net
Mon Jun 17 23:14:26 UTC 2019

On 2019.06.17 09:18 Peter Matulis wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 12:33 PM Doug Smythies <dsmythies at telus.net> wrote:
>> It is likely that for the 20.04 LTS release, the Serverguide
>> source code will be changed to git based version control and
>> some sort of markup language, moving away from docbook and the
>> current workflow.
> Hi Doug. As you know, I've tried hard to propose this (markdown + git)
> in the past, so this is good news as far as I'm concerned. I'm just
> wondering why this change is acceptable now while it was not before?
> Is it due to dumping translations? As I recall, that was a lingering
> question.

It was never ever unacceptable, it just always fizzled out before.
There was always push back and questions that needed to be answered,
including from me.

The current situation is untenable. The Serverguide is
desperate for subject matter expert input.

However, yes, in the past we always had concerns about how the
translations side of it would be incorporated into the workflow.

Our current and best information is that publishing the Serverguide
in other languages is not needed.
This step is merely to force the translations issue by removing them
now. (i.e. while the decision is still easily reversible.)

Beyond that, I am not actually involved in the project.
It is my understanding that the Canonical Docs team and
the server team will implement it.
My roll will be to continue to maintain and publish the existing DocBook
version of the serverguide, until such time as it has been replaced.
I have no clue how the new publication on help.ubuntu.com workflow
will go.

... Doug

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