The Release Conflict and its Effect on the Wiki Area

Registered by amjjawad  on 2014-03-30

Ubuntu GNOME Wiki & Docs Team must be VERY careful and caution about a simple fact. There is a release conflict that will take place and will have a huge impact on our Wiki Area so we must be very and extra careful.

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Facts :
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1- Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 will be supported 3 more months after releasing Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS in April, 2014.

2- Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 is an LTS Release which is supported for 3 years.

3- Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 will be the next cycle which will be released in October, 2014.

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Conflict :
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1- We should not fall into this trap. When Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will be released, we should NOT remove anything related to Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 such as Download Links and other resources.

2- Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will be treated as High Priority and ALL our Wiki Resources MUST support it for 3 years. THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT.

3- Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when it will be released in October 2014, that should not affect any Wiki and Docs Related to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS.

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Plan :
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1- We do need to have a meeting to discuss that.

2- NO Changes to be made unless Ubuntu GNOME Wiki and Docs Team Members to get back to me for final approval. This is a must.

3- Sandboxes might be used in order to get over this situation. Sandbox is a draft page to be created to serve as a temporary host for any kind of Wiki Information which is not live and only be known by the internal team members. Links for Sandboxes won't be available for users.

4- Ubuntu GNOME Wiki and Docs Team needs to be ready from now to maintain 3 years Wiki Support for Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. This is a high priority.

5- If you're in doubt, please do ask. If I won't answer for whatever reason, don't give up and keep nagging.

Thank you!

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[inivanoff1] I had a thought about this yesterday. We have to do like the other distros' technical writers have done. We have to add 2 sections – one for choosing and downloading the old, but still supported 13.10 (and any related useful information about this release), and one for choosing and downloading the new 14.04 LTS release (which will be the recommended version for download, because it is the newest release and along with this it is an LTS release, which guarantees stability and long support).
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[amjjawad] that is the one simple and easy way to do that. There are other ways but let's wait until we release 14.04 LTS and see what can be done. We must do a full review on all our pages - Ubuntu GNOME Wiki Map that I have created will help big time to reduce the time to find all the pages - and see which Wiki/Doc needs to be updated for 14.04 LTS if any.

13.10 will be expired in July 2014 and the 14.10 will be released in October 2014 while 14.04 LTS will be supported for 3 years.

Let's see ... I shall keep this blueprint open to discuss that with the new cycle :)

Thank you!
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[jamesvorder] We also need to consider the fact that there will be up to 4 supported releases at once (i.e. 14.04, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04.) This could influence the way we tackle this issue, because, for instance, I'm sure we don't want a download page that's that big. (Unless that's OK)

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[amjjawad] This time, I did beat you to it, guys ;)
All pages are fine unless you need to take some minutes to check :)

Thank you!

P.S.
Same applies to VV Cycle. When 15.04 will be released, there will be 3 versions that are supported. However, 14.10 will have only 3 months left when 15.04 will be released. Anyway, we must make sure everything is updated and clear to our users.

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Work Items

Work items:
1- Email Sent to Ubuntu GNOME Wiki and Docs Team due to the high importance of this matter and to make sure everyone is informed - https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-wiki-docs/msg00312.html : DONE
2- Everything went well with the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 : DONE
3- Same applies to VV Cycle : INPROGRESS

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