[Mageia-webteam] [Bug 1541] Sync the release notes with the release notes wiki page

Ahmad Samir bugzilla-daemon at mageia.org
Fri Jun 3 20:09:08 CEST 2011


--- Comment #6 from Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> 2011-06-03 22:09:08 CEST ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> Erratas evolve, release notes don't. Once the release is done, we do not add
> feature nor change it, so the releases notes should not evolve and be fixed.
> Erratas are completed once bugs are found.
> So to me, releases notes should be prepared before the release. If we modify
> them after, that because we were late, ad the problem should be fixed by not
> being late.
> However, the problem is the errata, and we maybe need a better tool than the
> wiki. Errata is basically just a list of errors, with a classification ( right
> now, linear one, but tags could work too ). We also need to translate it, and
> wiki is not good for that.
> So to me : 
> - releases notes on the wiki are just working document, like a draft

I disagree; any distro's wiki should be regarded as "the first and most
important source of finding how-stuff-works in that distro"; a really good wiki
becomes a source of info for Linux users in general, for example:

these are not drafts, they're "documentation" articles.

> - releases notes, once finalized, should be on the web site, and be prepared
> before so

Sure; though I have to admit that the release notes for Mageia 2 will be
somewhat easier, we'll just copy the ones from 1 and edit them accordingly,
i.e. the structure is already in place (even if webteam wants to split/divide
it some more).

>   - we can translate it

Translating is translating, web page, wiki page, printed page, it's all text
that needs to be transformed from one language to another.


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