Xubuntu docs - status?

Luzius Thöny lucius.antonius at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 08:08:52 UTC 2007

On 2/28/07, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> During the last Xubuntu IRC meeting, I chatted with Cody Somerville some
> about Xubuntu docs.  We had thought that it would be a good idea for me to
> file a bunch of bug reports, and then to get a big group of people together
> for a doc-sprint where we would make all of the corrections, write
> additional documentation, etc.  We said that we'd do this when he was out of
> the hospital.
> Unfortunately, I think Cody is still unavailable.  I hope he's ok.  However,
> we still need to make sure that Xubuntu docs are still on track for the
> Feisty release.
> 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 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?

thanks for bringing it up. i have commit rights, and i know docbook,
but as said before, i don't have the time to actually do doc work at
the moment.

the reason it still says "welcome to 6.06" ist because no current
snapshot of the documentation has been uploaded yet to feisty. none
was uploaded to edgy, either. jani, meant to do it for edgy, i think,
but then we were too late. there *has* been some work done on the
documentation since dapper, though, and you can always check out the
'nightly build' of the documentation here:

so if you have any bugs to report, please report against the version
at the above URL, not the version currently shipped with feisty.

a doc-sprint sounds like a good idea, so please go ahead and send any
patches you come up with to the ubuntu-doc ML, or start a wiki page
where you list the changes / issues.

@Adam: drafting ideas out in the wiki is a good idea. in fact, much
stuff in the ubuntu / xubuntu guides started out in the wiki. however,
you should keep in mind that there is no way to make the wiki>docbook
conversion automatically - it's all done manually, which is neither
very efficient nor very much fun :(

> Jim


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