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Hi Team

I strongly oppose to this approach.

Catching up a full version demands a lot of effort and delays the availability of the Guides much after the release of the software.

We had a lot of work to bring our documentation from release 4.x to 5.x and now 7.x . We had to skip some releases because we could not match the release pace.

Small updates and frequent publication (6 months) is, as you see, much easier to track and provide a good doc for end users. Many chapter just don't need changes and can be fully reused. Other chapters need in-depth reviews.

Imagine purchasing the latest proprietary software and get a 2y-old manual in a promise that "will soon be available". Of course LibreOffice is not a proprietary software and documentation is produced by volunteers that have their own tempo.

Software with no documentation is a lesser software. Doc and software are components of a product offering.

Producing a new book with small updates is easier, quicker and may not require a full cycle review.

My 2 cents


Em 14/03/2021 22:19, Felipe Viggiano escreveu:
Hello Kees,

I was just thinking about that either, perhaps we can focus the review on
the major releases, such as LibreOffice 7, LibreOffice 8 and so on.

Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00
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