[ubuntu-uk] Using bzr, was: Wanted: Podcast transcribers

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 26 22:38:02 BST 2008

Al et all

Bit late on the band wagon but count me in, with the normal time caveats.

I suggest, apologies if already suggested, in splitting the podcast not into
equal chunks but into the more logical articles, and where an article is
long - say the interview with Jono, or difficult due to language barriers
for the interviewee, the article is split up itself.

I think that the biggest question mark we have will be over the format of
the transcribed text, and whether it's to be an exact copy of what's said or
edited highlights; by the latter I mean where there are additional
commentary in the background from other members of the cast, or passers by.

There are a number of formats used for business minutes that could be
adopted or we could go our own way totally.
Just my thoughts.

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Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Using bzr, was: Wanted: Podcast transcribers

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:59:13AM +0100, Stephen O'Neill wrote:
> Hmmm, not sure about using version control... I'm a programmer so I'm
> happy to use it but not sure if it would be a barrier to others. That
> said we're only talking about a couple of commands here. Wikis do store
> revision history so perhaps that will suffice... depends what extra
> formats we want to store etc - guess that's a question for Al as he's
> the customer.

I discussed this at length with Dave earlier, and came to the conclusion
that bzr/launchpad would be a good way to go with this. We came up with a
comprehensive but simple how-to to get someone up and running. I've tested
it in a clean install of Ubuntu and it works nicely. It takes no more than 5
mins to setup the environment (including registering an email account and a
launchpad account!). Once setup it's a very nice way to manage this and
makes for a very easy way for multiple people to contribute. Later tonight
I'll tidy up the how-to, and if I get time, make a screencast of it too.

I appreciate that the idea of using bzr/launchpad (or a version control
system in general) might put some people off contributing, but I hope we can
overcome any worries on that score with a comprehensive set of
documentation. Of course when I say "comprehensive documentation" people are
probably going to think "oh jeez, I thought I could just open a text editor
and go!", well you basically can, if you invest 5 mins up front to setup the


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