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Re: releasenotes


On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 10:51:52AM +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> People are talking about the Squeeze release notes being nearly
> ready for a call for translations.

Then these people were certainly drunk or worse :-)

> I hope they are remembering that before the call for translations
> there needs to be a quick debian-l10n-english proofreading
> run-through, and before *that* we need to come up with some factually
> accurate content.

An option to avoid last minute full proofreading/translation, as we
experienced by the past for Lenny, might be to proofreading patches
posted against release-notes.

> When I look at the version on display at
> http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/i386/release-notes/ I see
> something so jam-packed with stale material that I wouldn't know
> where to start reporting bugs, other than perhaps to recommend
> throwing out chapter 2, chapter 3, much of chapter 4, chapter 5, and
> of course appendix C.

Julien Cristau from the release team is spotting issues and proposing
If you notice other issues, please don't hesitate to outline them.

> Is there a version somewhere that's nearly ready?  Last time it was
> svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/ddp/manuals/trunk/release-notes, but if
> that copy contains any improvements then I'm not spotting them.

Because it doesn't contain many improvements yet.

> It has always seemed to me that using a summary of the notable
> differences between Release-A and Release-B as the basis for our
> summary of the notable differences between Release-B and Release-C
> is a rather effective labour-wasting strategy.
Could you expand your idea ? You consider it would be easier to start
from scratch ?

Simon Paillard

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