Kubuntu Docs removed?

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at ukr.net
Wed Apr 24 11:49:31 UTC 2013

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:15:41 +0300 було написано Tom Davies  
<tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk>:

> Hi :)
> Could those translations be pushed through in the equiv of Service Pack  
> 1?  It seems a shame to waste the ones that have been done even if  
> future plans are to avoid doing them.Regards from
> Tom :)
>> ________________________________
>> From: Hendrik Knackstedt <hendrik.knackstedt at t-online.de>
>> To: Pierre Slamich <pierre.slamich at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Ubuntu Translators <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 21:07
>> Subject: Kubuntu Docs removed?
>> Hey everybody!
>> During the last release cycles no translations were included for Kubuntu
>> Documentation. Now it seems that the package has been removed from
>> Kubuntu completely [1]. Can anybody confirm this?
>> So all of our translations were basically a waste of time?
>> If so, it would be great if you could remove the Kubuntu Docs templates
>> from Launchpad's translation overview page [2] for Ubuntu Raring and
>> future releases.
>> Hendrik
>> [1]
>> http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/raring/universe/base/kubuntu-docs
>> [2]
>> https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/raring/+lang/de/+index?batch=75&memo=150&start=150


Just to clarify the things, it was obvious that the translation of Kubuntu  
docs is a waste of time even 1.5 years ago. Despite maintainers promises,  
even the English docs (to say nothing about the translations) were not  
packaged for all releases. In IRC logs of #kubuntu-devel you can find  
plans to make translations available through the web-site or as PDF but  
that was never happen. Kubuntu team is really underpowered at least for  

Current docs contain many outdated and misleading advices. Examples:  
installation procedures, development recommendations, configuration  
procedures, recommended application lists.

On the other hand, Kubuntu is one of those distributions that does not  
change KDE much. So KDE documentation can be translated in a common way  
[1] to be packaged with KDE applications (regretfully, Debian/Ubuntu  
packages docs separately from the applications, so the user should install  
them first) or on UserBase [2]. KDE docs are available online through  
docs.kde.org [3] (as HTML and PDF, both English and all translations) and  

The current status of the common KDE docs can be tracked using a special  
page on TechBase wiki [4].

The only Kubuntu-specific application without documentation is Muon.  
Please send a message to kde-doc-english at kde.org [5] to help us with Muon  
documentation. The KDE documentation format is DocBook but you can write  
your docs in any format you like (even on UserBase wiki page). We will  
convert docs to DocBook when you're sure it's ready and commit it as  
needed for the inclusion into Ubuntu or any other distribution packages.

Should you decide to help with Kubuntu-only docs (updating and packaging)  
please consider to join #kubuntu-devel on freenode IRC and contact  
Darkwing (the current maintainer).

Best regards,

[1] http://l10n.kde.org/stats/doc/trunk-kde4/team/
[2] http://userbase.kde.org/Welcome_to_KDE_UserBase
[3] http://docs.kde.org/
[4] http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Documentation/KDE4_(health_table)
[4] https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-doc-english

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