Hello, it's that time of year again. The first release of the year is
comin' up fast. If you examine recent CVS history, I just added the
2007.0 directory to draft/, and will shortly begin adding stuff to it.
It's my intention to once again do a major version number change, in
keeping with the 2006.0 --> 2006.1 change for all docs, so though our
stuff is at 7.x, it will be 8.x, and in the case of the gtkfe and
gli-dialog handbooks, 2.x to 3.x.
Now, I think I've gotten the last changes to the current/2006.1
handbooks settled with the fix to bug 147358, so I anticipate having a
relatively clean slate to work on in draft/. Any fixes to the current
docs will of course be added to the draft/ docs.
Anyway, that's my plan -- I've a few lists of TODOs for stuff,
especially for the networkless docs, that will be fairly intensive. Now,
from the translators point of view, what do you and don't you want to
see me do to the docs in draft/? Yes, I've done two releases before
this, but .... it's been awhile, so I don't entirely remember. For
sanity's sake I'd like to make sure that my instincts are right. I won't
be revbumping the stuff in draft/, but I assume it's okay to make as
many changes as needed to the stuff in there....or will that mess with
the translators heads? Will you guys be able to pick up on all the changes?
Lemme know what you need me to do for you -- I'll be heading up the
handbook efforts again. It's my job to make the work easier for you guys. :)
Oh, and in good news (good despite the shift into "panic mode"), this
release will see the fix of the media, so that things like the LiveUSB
Howto (liveusb.xml) will work once again.
I intend to partner closely with releng on this one; already I've gotten
some good help with them for the installer docs updates, so thanks for
Ladies & Gentlemen: Start your engines!