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Re: [Debconf-team] DC7 report - outstanding work

Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> On 11156 March 1977, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>>>> I could proof read if you want.
>>> That'd be great, thanks. Try checking out
>>>   https://svn.debconf.org/svn/reports/dc7
>>> and run make. You'll need a big pile of latex-type packages installed
>>> for it to work, then you'll get a PDF. If you'd like to make changes
>>> then we can give you write access, or patches are also welcome. :-)
>> You can skip this and directly fetch
>> http://skinner.debconf.org/~joerg/report/dc7-report.pdf which is
>> auto-build on every svn commit in case you dont want tons of LaTeX stuff
>> installed.
> Comments on Revision: 285 September 22, 2007
> pg5:
> "provide some insight" should it be "provide some insights"? I'm not sure.
> "organizing team." This is US English but the rest of the report uses
> British English as far as I can tell.
> pg10:
> "Free software" but elsewhere in report its "free software".
> pg14:
> The first paragraph "The DebConf day trip" is slightly indented after
> the first line.
> The "Tom Marble" header is "orphaned" from the following text.
> The Tom Marble quote "In a continuing example... ...X including OpenGL
> support." is used on pg19 as well.
> pg18:
> Gap between "...hacking until dawn." and "I won't talk..."
> The "Tom Marble" header is split from its text on pg19.
> pg19:
> The Tom Marble quote on this page is the part of the Tom Marble quote on
> pg14 as mentioned above.
> Andrew Pollock quote says "fries my brane" but should be "fries my brain".
> David Graham header split from text.
> Big gaps between end of David Graham quote and "Michael Schultheiss"
> header and then between "Michael Schultheiss" header and text.
> pg21:
> "booked outright for the two week of" should be "booked outright for the
> two weeks of".
> "data projectors" when "projectors" would do.
> The 3rd and 4th paragraphs about cafe and overspill seem to repeat
> themselves.
> pg24:
> After the "Money" header is "Money" in normal text.
> pg25:
> "Teviot house, , and and Cowgate" should be "Teviot house, and Cowgate".
> "overlooked in the the mind" should be "overlooked in the mind".

Patch below for some of the remaining typos above. The major issues I
noticed still remaining are the double Tom Marble quote, varying
capitalisation of "free software" and paragraph 3 and 4 in Venue about
overspill and the cafeteria repeat themselves.


Index: accom.tex
--- accom.tex   (revision 326)
+++ accom.tex   (working copy)
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@
 stayed at several well located ones.  It was hoped that we would have
 several offers, but in the end there wee only two offers worth
 considering - Budget backpackers, a Australian themed place about ten
-minutes walk from Teviot house, , and and Cowgate Hostel, which was
+minutes walk from Teviot house, and Cowgate Hostel, which was
 almost next door. In the end, about a hundred and fifty attendees
 stayed in BB, as Budget Backpackers came to be known, and about a
 hundred in Cowgate.
@@ -44,8 +44,7 @@
 As should probably be expected, for the organisation team the problems
 stand out far more clearly than the successes. This is definitely true
 in the case of the Accommodation team, where the success of finding a
-place for everyone to go is almost overlooked in the the mind of the
+place for everyone to go is almost overlooked in the mind of the team.

 A lot of people helped with the Accommodation - Jon Dowland and I got
 the bookings sorted, while Ana Guerrero and Jonathan McDowell sorted
Index: money.tex
--- money.tex   (revision 326)
+++ money.tex   (working copy)
@@ -1,5 +1,3 @@
 The task of funding DebConf is complex. The sponsorship team raises
 the money and the attendee sponsorship committee (known internally as
 herb) gives grants for travel, food and accommodation sponsorship. The
Index: behind.tex
--- behind.tex  (revision 326)
+++ behind.tex  (working copy)
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
   \hspace{-\parindent}The conference was held in Teviot Row House in
   the centre of historic Edinburgh. Teviot Row House is the first
   purpose built student union building in the world, and proved to be
-  an ideal venue.  It was booked outright for the two week of the
+  an ideal venue.  It was booked outright for the two weeks of the
   conference, providing adequate space for all attendees.

   Conference sessions were run in two main large talk rooms and two

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