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Re: Starting work on the Maverick edition


Hello all,

Sorry for the delayed response, I would like to carry on with the sections
which I worked on in the first release unless someone else is working on it.
ie ,. sound.tex and others.tex in prefs-hardware chapter.
Please let me know if you guys want me to do something more.


Sayantan Das


On 26 August 2010 11:59, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello, everyone.
> It's time that we got started with our work on the Maverick edition.
> We need to compile a list of changes between Lucid and Maverick so we
> can update those sections of the manual.  We also need to discuss
> things that we'd like to add or remove in the Maverick edition.
> Since we haven't been doing a very good job with IRC meetings lately,
> I want to start this discussion on the mailing list.
> Benjamin's schedule
> <http://humphreybc.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/dev-infographic.png>
> has us down for a writing freeze as of September 10, so we need to get
> moving pretty quickly.
> The scheduled milestones are:
>  10 September - Maverick edition writing freeze - no more material
> will be added or removed - only edits will take place.
>  30 September - Release candidate - Screenshots and editing should be
> finished.
>  10 October - Final release - PDFs will be uploaded to the website.
> Our time frame for the release of the manual is a bit shorter this
> time as the release date for Maverick was pushed up from the end of
> October to the 10th.  So we need to get started immediately.
> Here are the basic steps we need to take:
> 1. Figure out what's changed in Maverick that we need to update in the
> manual.  Here's the list I have so far:
>  * New installer
>  * Software Center changes
>  * Shotwell is replacing F-Spot
>  * New MeMenu and Sound menu
>  * Revised Update Manager
>  * Add walk-through on using the Wubi installer
>  Please reply if you have things to add to this list.
> 2. Get authors to commit to making those changes in the manual.  If
> you'd like to volunteer to write new material or update existing
> material, please reply to this email and let us know which section
> you're interested in working on.
> 3. Get editors to proofread the manual.  Once the new material has
> been written, we'll need everyone to jump in and help find those pesky
> typos and other errors.
> 4. Get volunteers to take updated screenshots.  We'll use Quickshot to
> update all of the screenshots in the manual.
> 5. Are there any changes to the book design that we should make?
> 6. What have I left off this list?
> Thanks for all your hard work -- this manual wouldn't exist without your
> help!
> --Kevin Godby
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