Documentation; GO!

Rich Dennis rdennis at
Tue Aug 28 22:35:31 UTC 2012

On 08/01/2012 04:10 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> Hello Xubuntu documentation enthusiasts!
> It's time for the next step in the documentation rewrite. Those who 
> signed up as *Writers*or *Technical Editors*, it's time for you to 
> shine! Soon, *Grammar Editors*can chime in too!
> There are few things we need to get sorted out next. These are listed 
> underneath. The roles in the parenthesis mean the primary groups that 
> should undertake these tasks, but you can help out even if you didn't 
> list in that group too.
> What we need to do now is:
> -- Copy the current documentation to the wiki (Everybody, where 
> applicable)
> -- Review the documentation structure (Technical Editors)
>    -- Is the documentation structure good, or should we reorganize? 
> (Technical Editors)
> --Do we have any redundant information in the documentation? 
> (Technical Editors)
> --Should we add something else to the documentation? (Technical Editors)
> -- Does the documentation match the current state or applications? 
> (Technical Editors)
> --If not; rewrite the section and once the sections are rewritten, 
> check them for grammar errors (Writers, Grammar Editors)
> --If yes; make sure it's clearly written and check for possible 
> grammar errors (Grammar Editors)
> We have put together a temporary wiki for this work to be done on 
> here: We've set up a few 
> sections as examples on how to add the content to the wiki. Follow the 
> examples, or if you think you can do it better, feel free to!
> Please don't beshy about starting edits, but keep in mind that this is 
> collaborative so you will want to coordinate with other documentation 
> writers on the xubuntu-devel mailing list when discussing deletions or 
> major changes to sections. You may also consider splitting up 
> "ownership" of the sections so only one person is working on them at 
> once, that's up to you --the docs team!
> The original documentation can be found in Docbook format at 
> for those who want to 
> learn Docbook -- those who signed up as Docbook Editors). If you're 
> scared of Docbook, you can also use the offline menu in your 
> installation; just navigatie to Help in the applications menuand it 
> will bring up the documentation in a web browser.
> Finally, please note that Xubuntu does not currently have 
> Documentation Lead, which means we're feeling our way here and just 
> beginning to build upwhat the documentationinfrastructure and the 
> conventions are. Suggestions welcome!(Eventually, we might pick a 
> Documentation Lead if there is people willing and able to take that 
> position.)
> However, if any kind of questions or disputes arise, you are very 
> welcome to send email to the xubuntu-devel mailing list. Ultimately, 
> there are two people resolving disputes and other issues; Pasi 
> Lallinaho, the Project Lead and Elizabeth Krumbach, the Marketing Lead.
> Please note that it's summer time in the northern hemisphere so we 
> have a lot of project members traveling and generally just having 
> holidays in the coming weeks and we don't want anyone feeling held up 
> because they didn't get a response.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> -- 
> Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                      »
> Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu       »
> Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member  »
Went on #xubuntu-devel this morning. Don't think that I have what it 
takes to do Docbook rewrites, but if you need any writers or grammar 
editors, I would very much like to contribute.
Thanks. rd - amerigena
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