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[libreoffice-projects] Documentation team Meeting Minutes 7/18/2018


Wednesday July 18th 2018, 19:00 CET

Presents: Olivier Hallot, Drew Jensen (connection issues), Dave Barton

Agenda:

* Completed items (Available in the Published folder of ODFAuthors)
GS6000 - Preface - completed Dave Barton
GS6004 - Writer - Completed - Olivier
GS6013 - Macros - completed - Drew
GS6016 - Open Standards - Completed - Olivier
GS6007 - Draw - completed - Johnathan Cohen
GS6008 - Base - completed - Olivier
GS6011 - Gallery, etc.. - completed - Dave Barton
GS6014 - Olivier
+ Added context menus
+ update all menu/toolbar customization dialog
+adjust text to new dialogs
+ Removed the piece about adding a fax icon in a toolbar
+ who use fax in 2018? + lengthy description

Pending
GS6002 - Almost there, need last reading (Dave Barton)
GS6006 - Impress - Drew

All remaining:
GS6001
GS6003
GS6005
GS6008
GS6009
GS6010
GS6012 - Johnathan
GS6015 -

* Book compilation (olivier)
+ Started a master document
+ Each completed chapter has its "copyright" to "Contents (TOC)"
wrapped in a section
+ use a condition to hide the section: "book eq 1"
+ Variable "book" is defined in master document, when book=1,
chapter's copyright+TOC is hidden
+ Hit issue in displaying images from chapters on master
+ Cause: its a bug.
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86322
+ To overcome, change image anchoring inside frame to paragraph
in chapters.
+ no big deal, except extensive task
+ changed, preface, ch2, ch4, and on going.

Discussion: (Dave, olivier)
* Time release of books
+ "perfect is enemy of the good" (Dave)
+ "better something than nothing" (olivier)
+ Set a date for publication
+ deliver what is available
+ update timely with corrections/erratas
+ Book assembly easier with master document
+ Use of NextCloud + LOOL will improve file access and update
+ still need control on who is working on each file
* Book authoring process
+ Revision of the revision of the revision does not work
+ very unproductive and not fun at all
+ Current LO track changes very hard to read
+ sometimes too fragmented or granular
+ better have highly skilled authors we trust to cut revision
cycle
+ Leave revision to time based erratas
+ Monthly or bi-monthly, or 1 errata per book release.
+ not connected to minor releases of the software (no
feature changes)
+ Published 6.n is draft 6.n+1
+ bring discussion to Doc ML.

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday July 25th 2018, at 19:00 Berlin Time



















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