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[Bug 1686267] Re: please move ubuntu-help/ to gnome-help/


Hi Jeremy,

I saw your upload at


Thanks for making it easier to first try to maintain the ubuntu-docs

I think the changes I uploaded address this bug. So far I have assumed
that we keep the translation domain "ubuntu-help", and I suppose that
there is no problem to keep "ubuntu-help" in the URL at help.ubuntu.com
if that's what we want.

The package does not conflict to gnome-getting-started-docs - I assume
they can well co-exist, and that we have the option to integrate gnome-
getting-started-docs in ubuntu-docs in the same manner as it's currently
integrated in gnome-user-guide.

There are quite a few things I'm not sure of at this time. Hopefully
we'll be able to sort them out in a sensible manner. As a last resort I
suppose it wouldn't be very difficult to switch to gnome-user-guide late
in the cycle.

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Fix Committed

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)

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  please move ubuntu-help/ to gnome-help/

Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  For Ubuntu 17.04 and earlier, we patched several (but not all) GNOME
  apps to show help:ubuntu-help when run in Unity but still show help
  :gnome-help when run in GNOME.

  That won't work anymore with 17.10.

  Test Case
  You can see this by installing gnome-shell then logging into GNOME. (It's probably easiest to choose lightdm if asked unless you install ubuntu-gnome-desktop because of LP: #1686257 )

  Open the Help app. It should display either Ubuntu's Help or GNOME's
  Help but it instead loads the All Help page because it can't find help

  Easy Suggested Fix
  bzr mv ubuntu-help gnome-help

  Be sure to set Conflicts: gnome-user-guide

  Then we probably need to change all the places that point to help
  :ubuntu-help to point to help:gnome-help unless someone really wants
  to maintain a Unity Help Guide.

  Alternate Suggested Fix
  We could just install gnome-user-guide instead of ubuntu-docs.

  Depending on how much customization is wanted, you could fork gnome-
  user-guide later.

  And update help:ubuntu-help links to help:gnome-help like in the
  previous fix.

  I think we'll eventually want a transitional package once we figure out what package name we're going to stick with.

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