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Sean Davis 09-04-2012 05:24 PM

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Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:39:37 +0300

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Subject: Documentation rewriting, reviewing and converting schedule

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Hello Xubuntu documentation folks,

it's time to start looking when, and how, we should get the

documentation rewrite finished.

The new documentation should be uploaded on September 20, when the

DocStringFreeze will become effective. We need to convert the

documentation to DocBook before that, and things should start to be in

place a week before the string freeze, on September 13. Small changes

can take place after that, but it's not encouraged.

Where does this leave us?

Practically, we have a week and two days to get the rewriting and

reviewing done. We originally thought we'd take a week to review the

refreshed documentation, but I'm not sure if that's completely

realistic. At this time, we should go into multitasking mode.

1) Continue to work on the rewrites where you see fit

2) If you think a whole section, or a subpage, is ready to be published,

please announce it on this email list

3) When somebody sends a page up to review, review it

* * ** If you think the page is OK to be published and it's technically

correct (covers the correct applications etc.) with no or just grammar

fixes, reply to the mailing list and tell you think it's good to go.

Either me or Elizabeth will eventually "check out" the sections.

* * ** If you think it's not OK to be published, please try to improve

it. If you improve it to the point that you think it's OK to be

published, please reply to the mailing list and tell you changed it, and

it's again up for final review. If you can't improve it yourself, reply

to the mailing list and tell you think it still needs some work (and

point to which areas need that, or if it's the whole page).

* * ** Please respect others' edits, so don't go changing things back

and forth. On the other hand, don't take it seriously that somebody

edited your beloved way of saying things. If you need dispute

resolution, first try solving it yourself; refrain from editing the

page. If that doesn't help, contact me or Elizabeth to ask for advice.

4) Those who were willing to work on DocBook, again, contact me via IRC

(knome@freenode). I've started the conversion already, and as soon as

new sections/subpages are checked out, I will convert them to DocBook. A

rule of thumb: DON'T TOUCH THE CHECKED OUT PAGES. I will be subscribed

to the checked out sections on the wiki to see if we need to commit

changes to DocBook too, but please don't touch them unless you really

need to. If possible, ask me first.

Optimistically, I hope we will have anything under review (undergone

steps 1&2) before this Sunday.

I will get back to you later.




Pasi Lallinaho (knome) * * * * * * * * * * *?

Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu * * * ?

Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member *?



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