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Re: release notes update

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Susan Lauber
<laubersm fedoraproject org> wrote:
> A number of people were watching chaos last night in #fedora-docs.  It
> wasn't as much chaos as it appeared at times but still...
> I thought I would try to explain what was going on - at least for
> Sparks since he asked :)
> As I know it from last night and I am sure missing a few points....
> Earlier this week jjmcd built and submitted the release candidate (rc)
> version of the rpm on time per the schedule.
> Problem:  it had the wrong /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html (and
> translations).  The correct xml content (and translations) was in git
> - just not getting built.
> A number of people (quaid, zoglesby, and mostly stickster) helped last
> night to fix that problem and build a new rpm and get it to f13 for
> last night's build and eventually the rc.
> fedora-release-notes.11.0.0-2.fc11  should be in koji
> Meanwhile there was a discussion of "as long as we are pushing a new
> rpm late anyways...."  should we include a couple of other changes.
> One went in:  There had been a paragraph chopped out of I18n since it
> would not build correctly for any language.  It was weird because all
> test builds worked fine but when done by rpm it failed miserably.
> Turned out to be  single quotes that needed to be double quotes and
> rudi had fixed it and pushed everything and so that one made it back
> in no problem.
> The other did not:  There is a paragraph replacement concerning sound.
>  There is now a gui option to replace the previously mentioned command
> line solution.  There was great debate about
> a. do not include until zero day (the winner is option a)
> b. include in english but not translated.
> c. include and wait for translation (not really an option since the
> rpm was needed within the hour)
> Current status on changes to r-n:
> 1. rudi pulled the diff from the wiki for the sound issue and
> committed it to master branch. 1b. but stickster reverted to make the
> rpm 1c. so someone needs to revert the revert (rudi?)
> 2. other changes and additions from release candidate review need to
> be added as available - however keep in mind that tx has only a few
> hours to update this time around.
> so nit pickin changes are frowned upon.
> 3. The schedule
> [http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-11/f-11-docs-tasks.html]
> says convert all wiki changes to xml beginning on the 21st and new pot
> on 25th.  but it also says new rpm on 25th for GA on 26th.
> I think the pot needs to be late on May 22 or early May 23 so the rpm
> can get in early on 25th for GA....  [ And those are probably UTC
> dates which for us US folks means the evening before....]

And when I finally read the last line of the schedule, the lightbulb comes on.
The zero day translation are online only - not in the rpm.  But I
guess the english does make it into the GA rpm?

I think the sound issue should get translated and into the GA rpm.
How long do we wait for "anything else" to pop up before we push that
new pot and just get it done?
trans list has been warned the one paragraph might be coming and the
general idea is that it should only take a few minutes for the one
paragraph.  There was a single +1 (no other comments) from that email
to trans list.

> 4. When building the final rpm - there are scripts in git
> [http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/docs/release-notes.git].  In the
> master branch, and in the build subdir.  (laubersm notes that she
> should add a readme to that dir)

I added a readme.build to the directory.

> Hope that helps - or at least entertains.

Susan Lauber, (RHCX, RHCA, RHCSS)
Lauber System Solutions, Inc.
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