Xubuntu docs - status?

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Wed Feb 28 04:52:53 GMT 2007


On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 21:44:11 -0600
"Jim Campbell" <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure what all needs to be done, but I thought I would bring
> up this topic here.  Is there anyone else besides Cody who has SVN
> commit rights? Is there anyone else who's good with docbook xml?  Why
> does it still say "Welcome to Xubuntu 6.06" when you load up Firefox
> in one of the recent Xubuntu nightlies?  :-)

I don't think we need to worry about SVN commit permissions, the folks
on ubuntu-doc will commit patches (after making sure they are sane). My
docbook skills don't count as good but might reach passable. 

The docs in feisty don't come from the SVN repository automatically,
someone has to package up the docs and commit them to the apt
repositories - I don't know how automated this is and whether it is
done by one of the xubuntu devs, or the doc team people, or currently
no one and we need to find a suitable person... Launchpad says Jani did
it for dapper. 

> I can help write documentation, but do not know docbook xml at this
> time. (maybe for 7.10 . . . ).  Is there anyone else who might be
> available to help out?

If you (or anyone else) mails me changes that you want to make I can
turn that into patches to the docbook. Depending on how much of that I
get I might have time to do some writing myself.

Getting bugs for the things that need fixing would be a good start so
they can be prioritised and assigned to different people and we can
track our progress through them. 

When is the deadline for the docs?

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