Editors

Plan for 12.04 Release Notes

Overview

One of the areas we wanted to improve this cycle is in the release notes. By starting them started earlier, we can hopefully improve the polish of them. The past structure isn't going to scale well with various products having different long term support requirements, so a bit of restructuring seemed prudent as well. There is some content (final list of bugs... hopefully few) that we won't know until the last week or so, but there is a lot of the content that is known now, and getting it structured, written up, and clear to understand is the hope.

New Structure

Rather than one page for all the products that make up a release, the WIKI pages for the release notes will been structured into a series of pages, one page for each product. For example, one for Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, etc. There are also some pages common that are automatically embedded in the product pages, so we only need to edit the content in one place, and it replicates where needed so that each product page stands on its own. All of the new pages can be found under PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes.

Documentation Task Schedule

The proposed documentation Schedule to end of the release is going to look something like:

Week

Date (Thursday)

Work Item
Iteration

Status

Documentation Tasks

23

March 22nd

Beta UI

BetaFreeze,
DocumentationStringFreeze

Add into the framework the contents from Alpha & Beta Technical Overview

24

March 29th

Beta UI

BetaRelease

Beta 2 Technical Overview gather content and polish

April 2012

25

April 5th

Quality

Identify weak areas of Release Notes and folks to help fill out content

26

April 12th

Quality

NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline (Tue),
FinalFreeze,
LanguagePackTestRebuild (Fri)

Add content to release notes and polish

27

April 19th

Quality

LanguagePackTranslationDeadline (Tue),
CandidateWindowStarts

Adding in the final bugs we're not going to fix and polish

28

April 26th

Quality

UnseededUniverseFinalFreeze (Tue) FinalRelease

Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Editorial and Contributor Signup

Editorial and Content contributors are very much needed, please sign up to help where you're interested and willing to help. To sign up: please put down the task you can help with and your launchpad id in the last column. Multiple folk signing up per task per week is welcome.

Week

Date (Thursday)

Documentation Tasks

Contributor

23

March 22nd

Set up framework and add intial content

Consolidate Alpha & Betas into new framework (kate.stewart) - done

24

March 29th

Beta 2 Technical Overview gather content and polish

Beta2 technical overview and bug summary (kate.stewart, tech leads)

April 2012

25

April 5th

Identify weak areas of Release Notes and folks to help fill out content

26

April 12th

Add content to release notes and polish

Populate all the templates with initial information (kate.stewart, leads)

27

April 19th

Adding in the final bugs and polish, content translation?

Add bugs (kate.stewart)
Editor pass (?)
Incorporate refs to the Ubuntu-docs an server guides (?)

28

April 26th

Adding in the final bugs and polish

Add bugs (kate.stewart, release team members, product leads)
Editor pass (?)

PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/Editors (last edited 2012-04-20 02:38:18 by kate.stewart)