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Mon Sep 28 21:33:24 BST 2009

(2-3 weeks) between FF and UIF so that we can give ourselves a target
of getting major new documentation of new features ready by UIF. We
then need a further decent period between UIF and DSF (2-3 weeks) so
that we can focus on ensuring that all the strings referred to in the
documentation match those used in the software.

Translators of documentation also get a pretty raw deal. The
NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline was two weeks after DSF. Now it's
just one week after. So translators then have one week to translate
any new documentation, which could include major documentation of new
features. Again, I'd like to be in a position to assure translators
that major new documentation is in place by UIF, so they can start
work from then, and then assure them of a hard freeze at DSF, where
they can focus on completing any last strings. At the moment, that
simply isn't possible.

I also see, although this doesn't directly affect the documentation
team, that the LanguagePackTranslationDeadline is in week 20, instead
of week 26 (Karmic), week 24 (Jaunty) or week 25 (Hardy) which gives
them between 4 and 6 fewer weeks to translate software.

I'd really like to see the timetable used in previous releases
restored. Looking forward to hearing your views.

Matthew East
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