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Re: Meeting Minutes - 1 May 2011
2011/5/2 Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx>
> Minutes of the General Meeting of the Ubuntu Manual Team
> Date of meeting: 1 May 2011
> Location: #ubuntu-manual on irc.freenode.net
> Meeting logs:
> * godbyk (chair)
> * ChrisWoollard* (minutes)
> * c7p* (minutes)
> * rickfosb (editor in chief)
> * Hannie
> * IlyaHaykinson
> * CrustyBarnacle
> * JasonO
> * Teotw
> Kevin Godby called the meeting to order at 20:08 UTC.
> Screenshot resolution update
> Currently the screenshots are taken at a resolution of 1024×768. This
> generates screenshots that can take up a lot of space on the page.
> godbyk offered to create a PDF that shows the screenshots being
> limited to the width of the primary text block (as opposed to the full
> page width). This PDF may be viewed at
> We need to decide if we want to limit the screenshots to this width or
> if they look better at their original width.
> Maverick edition
> The string freeze for the Maverick edition has been set for 14 May
> 2011. After the string freeze, a translation template file will be
> uploaded to Launchpad so that translation teams may begin work. The
> final preparations will then be made and the Maverick edition will be
> Chris Woollard will review the contributors list and add a past
> contributors section. The current contributors will be listed at the
> top (with roles/titles) and the past contributors below (names only).
> Translation editors will be listed in the English edition. Individual
> translators will be listed in their translated edition only. Chris
> will also alphabetize the contributors' names.
> Natty edition
> The current chapter assignments may be viewed at
> <http://bit.ly/gG59j7>. Rick Fosburgh will check in with the authors
> and editors regularly to assess the progress of each chapter and
> determine if more authors and editors are required.
> The following timeline was established for the Natty edition:
> * Milestone 1: lock down what needs to change (1 week)
> * Milestone 2: all sections are in, at least with stub content (week 5)
> * Milestone 3: copywriting down (week 10)
> * Milestone 4: content freeze (copyediting / screenshots done) (week 13)
> * Milestone 5: release (final bug testing done) (week 15)
> The natty bazaar repository will be created by Kevin Godby as soon as
> the Maverick edition has been finalized.
> E-book and other formats
> We've had some requests for additional formats including a Kindle
> e-book and a large-print edition. Kevin Godby will test different
> formats for generating a Kindle-compatible PDF and a large-print
> edition. Additional e-book formats and HTML formats will likely
> neccessitate using a different source format than TeX (such as
> Docbook). This source format change will be explored and implemented
> for the Ocelot edition.
> Prologue questions
> piratemurray had some questions about the prologue chapter. Rick will
> email him the responses.
> Quick reference
> Hannie proposed that we include a quick reference in the manual to
> help new users find their way around Unity. Links to some existing
> Natty guides were posted including
> and <http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/natty/>. Hannie will do some research
> on the existing guides to see if they sufficiently meet this need.
> The meeting was adjourned at 21:41 UTC.
> --Kevin Godby
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Hello Kevin, good job on minutes :).
I think the pdf that you generated with the narrowest images is more
aesthetically pleasing, if it looks alright on paper too, i propose the
narrowest images, i have some reservation. There are some screenshots that
seem to be smaller than they should e.g screenshot on pages 48, 22 and some
need to be clearer -i don't know if it is because of resolution or because
of other reasons-. If there is any way to tackle these two problems, i think
this type of screens are here to stay !
Thank you !