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Re: Dash search data and Chapter 2


I wouldn't suggest delaying a deadline for this information. My original
request for a day-or-two was given under the assumption we had scheduled a
bit of time between the release of 12.10 and the release of our manual.
I'm very much in favor of our manual's release coinciding with the release
of 12.10--the benefits long-term of this type of release schedule far
outweighs the need to get one little section correct.

That said, there has to be some credible/substantive information available
somewhere telling us what user options will be available to control the
Dash's scope (including screenshots?). Maybe someone has a source for this
information and we can squeeze it into the doc this week.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:01 AM, c7p <c7p.admin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think we can modify the release date for this purpose.
> We can follow the schedule as it is now (Kevin posted before), and make an
> exception only for Jim's section (extend the editing phase till is needed)
> that unfortunately is still affected from changes made from Ubuntu dev team.
> What do you think ?
> 2012/10/1 Jim Connett <jimandmarcy@xxxxxxxxx>
>>  Ok...thanks for this feedback (and the schedule). I was unaware that we
>> were targeting the release of this manual to coincide with the release of
>> the software...a good thing for sure.
>> I just finished editing the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, and in reviewing
>> some of the summaries and article links, there still doesn't seem to be a
>> solid agreement as to what controls will be available to the user in this
>> regard, so I'm not sure what is best to do for the accuracy of this manual
>> in this regard....maybe wait until 13.04 and nail it at that time?
>> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hello, Jim.
>>> Unfortunately, I don't have any answers for you on the state of the
>>> Dash search results. Hopefully we'll here something solid soon.
>>> As to the schedule for the manual, this is what I had outlined at the
>>> beginning of the cycle:
>>> Authoring phase (now – 17 Sep):
>>> * Changes to the second edition of Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04
>>> should be incorporated
>>> * Authors update and write new content
>>> * Draft screenshots are put in place
>>> * First draft is released at the end of this phase
>>> Editing phase (17 Sep – 1 Oct):
>>> * Editors copy-edit and proofread the content
>>> * Second draft is released at the end of this phase
>>> Indexing phase (1 Oct – 8 Oct):
>>> * Final screenshots are put in place
>>> * The manual is indexed
>>> * Glossary entries are edited and linked
>>> * Public draft is released at the end of this phase
>>> Public comments phase (8 Oct – 15 Oct):
>>> * Comments and edits from the public are received and incorporated
>>> into the manual
>>> * Final draft is released at the end of this phase
>>> Release phase (15 Oct – 18 Oct):
>>> * The manual is prepared for release
>>> * The manual is released at the end of this phase
>>> You can also view the milestones and their dates on Launchpad at
>>> <https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-manual/quantal>.  This schedule was
>>> designed to allow for the manual to be published on the release day of
>>> Ubuntu 12.10.
>>> At this point, the editing should be complete (according to the
>>> schedule). I'm going to send out an email next to collect status
>>> reports to see where we actually stand.
>>> Thanks!
>>> --Kevin
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