Re: Please proof-read Debian 5.0 ("lenny") release notes
On 2009-01-26 19:49, Justin B Rye wrote:
> 5.1.9's checklist isn't quite a grammatical sentence, but you can
> probably get away with that.
If you don't mind, please give me a hint to fix it anyway.
> 5.2.3 talks about alsa-base configuration needing either hotplug or
> discover installed. Lenny has no such package as hotplug, and its
> alsa-base Depends on discover. Stale?
Hm, alsa-base conflicts with certain versions of discover, but
which Depends do you mean?
> 5.6 has some phrasing I'm worried about for a new and different
> reason: I'm not sure what it means. In the clause "when it is not
> in use", what is "it"? The computer? Network Manager? NIS client
> functionality? (It might be easier to guess if the explanation
> used some clearer description than "not in use".)
Good question. I believe(!), it's "Network Manager". Could
people shed light on the issue?
> 5.7 uses "respective" in an un-anglophone way. Substitute
> "appropriate". But there's also a reference to php4, so please
> also check whether this whole item is stale.
Removed the whole section.
> 5.10 has a misplaced apostrophe: "in user's home directories".
> Plural users, so "in users' home directories". What's this about
> GTK1.2 being fully maintained? Then why
> http://wiki.debian.org/Gtk1.2ImlibGnome1Removals ?
I believe(!), everything but the last paragraph from this
section can be removed.
> 6.3 (last paragraph): what's this about "reference cards" in
> /usr/share/doc/debian? I see no cards here! Does it mean
Mystic. No idea. Seems to be in the release notes since long
time. Maybe "reference documentation"?
> A.1 talks about the package list containing "etch packages" - is
> that a typo for something like "etch lines"? "etch references"?
Changed to "references to etch". OK?
> Now, that was i386/release-notes. How do I check for divergences in
> other architectures?
You can now build the release notes with architecture=all, which
is just a pseudonym for including all conditional text:
$ make txt LINGUA=en architecture=all
Thanks again for your help!