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Re: September meeting -- Follow up and Request


Sorry team; Right time, wrong date.
The meeting will be this Saturday, September 17, 2011


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Rick Fosburgh <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Team,
> During yesterday's September Ubuntu Manual meeting, (transcript:
> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/09/10/%23ubuntu-manual.html), there was
>  discussion around our current status, the upcoming release of 11.10, and
> the 11.04 Natty manual.  In general, the question was raised as to *whether
> we should continue with a manual release schedule that continually puts us 1
> to 1.5 releases behind the current version.*
> We also discussed some general topics about what might be done, outside of
> more active participants, to speed up delivery.
> Since there was no quorum of members present, the members on the call asked
> that we schedule another meeting with the single agenda item of: *Should
> we skip the 11.04 Natty release and begin immediately with 11.10?*
> If you read the transcript, you will see that there was agreement that
> skipping Natty would allow us to focus on the upcoming release, however,
> there was genuine concern that doing so would, inevitably lead us to a
> similar outcomes in future releases unless some refining of our current
> methods takes place.
> We discussed that some new method of writing and editing needed to be
> devised: a wiki-like system, that allowed for moderated 'drive by' authoring
> and editing that would solicit input from the broader Ubuntu team.
> There was also discussion that, while the current process produced a
> beautiful PDF file suitable for printing (via lulu.com), the current
> process made it difficult for our translations coordinates to do their work
> in a timely manner.  In fact, the Dutch team has had to pass on Natty due to
> the late time frame.
> *What is needed?*
> We are asking that all interested attend a meeting next weekend to discuss
> the following topics
>    - Should the Natty release continue?
>       - If so, what resources are needed to complete the process?
>       - Set new release dates
>    - Should the Ubuntu Manual process be halted, restructured, and
>    retooled?
>       - Clearly define the function and scope of our 'Manual'
>          - How should it differ from
>          https://help.ubuntu.com/11.04/index.html ?
>       - Set up new tools to allow us to meet shorter release cycles
>       - Provide for a wide appeal to casual 'bug fixes' with immediate
>       updates (via moderation, i.e., editors)
> As always, please select your best meeting times from the poll here:
> http://www.doodle.com/auumezsmkw4fhx9e
> And, the agenda is here: http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/tXtRXeYMKv
> If you are not able to attend, please feel free to respond with your
> comments.
> I look forward to hearing from you.