Continuing Packaging Guide Improvements

Registered by Andrew Starr-Bochicchio on 2012-05-04

The Packaging Guide has seen a lot of changes and improvements of the past few cycles. Let's keep this momentum going and discuss next steps.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10

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Some topics for discussion/assignment:
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-packaging-guide
- Merging more wiki docs.
- Getting more contributors.
- User doc testing.
- Call for translations (We might need to define a release process/schedule so as to not break strings.)
- Getting feedback.
- User testing for events such as packaging jams (global jam)
- ask for feedback as part of initiatives

Milestones:
 - udd docs update
 - wiki merge
 - proper user testing
 - editorial review (reflow articles / presentation)
Wiki move process:
- have a look at the snippet
- see if it's in the new packaging guide already
 - if not, integrate it
 - see where it's referenced
 - remove it and make sure we point to the new packaging guide piecenote
UDD docs:
 - authorities on the subject: James W, Barry W, Jelmer V
 - make sure that info is not dupped between UDD articles and others

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Work Items

Work items for quantal-alpha-2:
[dholbach] reach out to UDD mailing list about reviewing udd docs: DONE
[dholbach] talk to David Planella about translating the packaging guide (so we can get it into the archive - bug 961936): DONE

Work items for ubuntu-12.10-beta-2:
[dholbach] to clear out the old wiki docs, document the move process: TODO
[dholbach] announce wiki move project: TODO
[dholbach] document user testing process, so it can be used for bug fixing initiatives: TODO
[dholbach] ask for feedback about "things about ubuntu dev you want to hear in the first 5 minutes" (890580): DONE
[dholbach] prepare user testing for packaging jams: TODO
[dholbach] prepare docs user testing for Ubuntu Global Jam: POSTPONED
[dholbach] prepare user testing for packaging jams: TODO
[dholbach] announce docs user testing for Ubuntu Global Jam: POSTPONED

Work items:
[andrewsomething] Review and merge old wiki pages into packaging guide: INPROGRESS
[dholbach] Review and merge old wiki pages into packaging guide: TODO
[andrewsomething] file bug on SRU debdiff story: TODO
[dholbach] Review and merge old wiki pages into packaging guide: TODO
[barry] triage https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-packaging-guide/+bugs?field.tag=udd and redefine importance of them: POSTPONED
[andrewsomething] make sure that info is not dupped between UDD articles and others #942754 #973884: INPROGRESS
[andrewsomething] get packaging guide into the archive: DONE
[andrewsomething] debian/copyright review #996679: DONE
[andrewsomething] review and clean up unused css/theming #996682: DONE
[dholbach] clean up embeded js libs #980546: DONE
[mitya57] update PackagingGuide/Python to mention dh_python* and current realities: DONE
[mitya57] convert PackagingGuide/Python to reStructuredText: DONE

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