Getting started with the 12.04 Documentation Stable Release Update

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at
Fri Jul 12 17:16:48 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

There has been interest in helping with the docs lately, so we wanted
to get rolling with the Stable Release Update (SRU) to the 12.04

As Pasi explained here[0], we rewrote the documentation in 12.10 cycle
and now wish to copy those changes back to our 12.04 documentation,
which was never properly updated. This will require you to go through
the documentation to find anything that is different between 12.10 and
12.04, for instance: in 12.10 we dropped GIMP and Gnumeric so we
didn't cover it, but we did have them in 12.04 so we will want those
applications mentioned. Another example would be some menu items
having been moved around or have changed labels. Note that it is
definitely OK to review and copy relevant parts from the old
documentation to the new one.

Pasi has gone ahead and created this new branch for 12.04 to work on:

To get the new 12.04 documentation branch where we will push all the
changes, run the following command: bzr branch lp:xubuntu-docs/precise

To get the old 12.04 documentation branch, run the following command:
bzr branch lp:xubuntu-docs/natty-oneiric xubuntu-docs-precise-old

This will leave you with two directories, xubuntu-docs-precise and
xubuntu-docs-precise-old. You will be now able to compare the
documentation where applicable. Just remember commit the changes to
the new documentation branch.

As with the regular documentation contributions Launchpad merge
requests are more than welcome. If you aren't familiar with those but
are willing to help, be in touch with us and we'll make the magic

Please feel free to discuss changes or questions here on the mailing
list or on IRC in #xubuntu-devel. On IRC knome (Pasi) or pleia2
(myself) should be able to help you with your questions :)


Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list