Ubuntu docs in 11.04

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 18 18:42:00 UTC 2011

Hi Andrej,

On 18 April 2011 11:38, Andrej Znidarsic <andrej.znidarsic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I noticed that some significant string changes in kubuntu and ubuntu user
> docs within the last week or so.
> Bearing in mind this is already post translation deadline my question is:
> a) Will there be additional string changes in the documentation packages?
> b) Will there be a post stable release documentation update, which will also
> include all the translations?

We've discussed this on a bug report and an ubuntu-docs mailing list
thread with David, but I should also have posted to ubuntu-translators
about it.

A brief summary is that we have been very late this release with
updating the documentation and are having to use all the time we have
available just to ensure that Natty will have some documentation. In
order to do this we are adapting the new Gnome 3 user documentation to
fit Unity's interface, and are shipping this in the package
gnome-user-docs. The documentation in ubuntu-docs will still be
shipped, but it will be used as fall back documentation for those
looking for help on the "Ubuntu Classic" interface.

Unfortunately this last minute work means that we will not be able to
ship with translated documentation in this release. However we have
committed to post-release documentation updates which will include

Thank you for your patience and our apologies for this mess. However
we had to take a decision between shipping translated documentation
from Maverick or trying to update at least the English documentation,
and the latter option was the lesser of two evils.

David - the templates for gnome-user-docs in Launchpad need to be
corrected. The ones available should be "gnome-help" and "user-guide".

(This email is about Ubuntu, not Kubuntu.)

Matthew East
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