Getting started with the 12.04 Documentation Stable Release Update

Stephen Michael Kellat skellat at
Wed Jul 17 02:22:58 UTC 2013

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:25:06 -0400
Jack Fromm <jjfrv8 at> wrote:

> Last night I said I would work on Chapter 5.  That went very quickly, so 
> I went on to Chapters 7 and 8 too (printing-scanning.xml and 
> managing-applications.xml).
> I have a question about Chapter 8.  The current Raring/Saucy version 
> that we're backporting says that Xubuntu has two package managers, USC 
> and apt-get.  Do we want to put Synaptic back in since it was still 
> there in Precise or leave it out so as not to encourage people to use it?
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The backport rule of thumb is to leave a consistent upgrade path.  I'd leave it out since USC and apt-get are still there down the line in following versions.  I would leave the apt-offline references and the chapter out since even though we did document it for R it won't be on the disc until S.  We documented apt-offline during R so we could get it seeded in S and the new version has not introduced drastic changes to deal with in the documentation I wrote.

Stephen Michael Kellat

P.S. The apt-offline documentation is safe to backport to P even though it shouldn't be backported

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