Xubuntu docs and Ubuntu-Server docs

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 14:27:19 UTC 2008

On 11/02/2008, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sounds OK to me :)


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