Xubuntu docs and Ubuntu-Server docs

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 21:09:27 UTC 2008

Hi All,

On 2/11/08, Jani Monoses <jani at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> > it would be helpful for Xubuntu users to have documentation to help them
> > set up a LAMP server or something like that on their Xubuntu box, I'm
> > not sure that it would be the best use of our efforts to try and merge
> > all* of the server documentation – removing all of the yelp-specific
> > links and the like.
> If you think the server docs are valuable they can be included along
> with yelp (yes, GNOME app). Spending time on changing the doc just for
> those links is unnecessary burden.
> Including yelp will also make help work in gnome-system-tools and other
> apps where hard GNOME dependencies were removed and the apps calls out
> to yelp to display the docs. Those who do not have yelp get an error
> dialog, others see the docs.
> Jani

Yeah, I don't really see a clear reason to include the server docs as part
of the Xubuntu docs.  I'd be happy to include a link to the 8.04 server
documentation on help.ubuntu.com.  An additional option would be to instruct
users to install yelp and the ubuntu-doc package, and to use yelp to
navigate to the server section.  [There isn't a separate ubuntu-server-doc
repository, they are included as part of the regular ubuntu-doc package.]  I
could provide a list of topics that the server docs include.

That seems like a reasonable approach to me – not including the server docs
(because they don't pertain to the typical desktop user), but listing what
topics they cover, and showing the user how to access them if they would
like to use them.

I've tested removing the folder that contains the server documentation, and
the .xml files that validated before I removed the folder still validate
(the folder also contained some generic ubuntu-doc libs and entity (ent)
files).  I'm going to hold onto that folder until the docs are finished,
though . . . just in case.

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