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Hello Olivier,

Considering your arguments, we need, at least, to think about reducing the
cycle review for minor releases reviews.
Kees has a point about the few number of changes in the software to
implement in the guides, and, in my opinion, giving the same treatment for
major and minor releases is consuming most of the team's time.
Maybe reducing the requisites for updating the guides in minor releases, we
can use the time to work on some other projects.

Is there any idea from the team to implement a reduced workflow for minor

Best regards,
Felipe Viggiano

Em seg., 15 de mar. de 2021 às 20:12, Olivier Hallot <> escreveu:

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

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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