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Documentation Team Meeting Minutes March 18th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.

Presents: Dave Barton, Rafael Lima, Olivier Hallot

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Live TDF Jitsi Room

Completed items:

Pending items:


Topics and Discussion:
* Google Seasons of Doc
  + we need ideas, please give your ideas !!!!
  + It is important that we also deal with development doc (Rafael)
    + From proper experience, starting dev't is tough (Rafael)
    + Need doc on how to start
    + AOO has a dev guide (outdated) (Olivier)
    + Plan to migrate to LO and to update to 2021 times (Olivier)
AI: + Can be offered to TW, will see with Ilmari (Olivier)
    + Development doc requires tech skills
      + API doc?
      + more?
  + User doc is already well covered (Books, wiki, FAq...)
    + but not a closed topic
    + GSOD Tech Writer should not kill the fun of the community (Olivier)
    + Community like to work on Guides (All)
    + Base guide? (Rafael)
        + We have a Base Guide 6.4 (Olivier)
    + More E-Learning? ( what?) (OH)
    + Guides -> textbook + exercises? (OH)

+ Publication of Guides in HTML format
   + I'm fine with PDF online (Dave)
   + Idea to add more entry pts in LO documentation (Olivier)
   + Get better Search Engine results ? (Olivier)
   + Some experiences in place, but work in progress:
       + more to come, stay tuned.
       + Requires review of Chapter files formatting (Olivier)
          + took me 40 min per chapter to fit for HTML export (Olivier)

+ Shortening the revision cycle for small updates
    + 2-round revision takes too much time
       + very little update in many Guides
       + But Writer guide has important changes (Dave)
    + Trust expert reviser/updater? (Olivier)
       + We should trust skilled authors. (All)
       + They likely not doing dumb things (Dave)

+ Proposal of Template for 7.1
AI: + Submit a new proposal for 7.1 template, discuss in ML.
    + Address issues found in current template
    + Address requirements for other export formats
       + work in 2 spaces (OH)
       + 1) Aesthetics (
       + 2) Internal changes invisible to curret ODF&PDF outputs
           + will help exporting to other formats (EPub, HTML5)
       + 3) Sanity check script to
           + Check acessibility requirements
           + Check unofficial (spurious, legacy) styles
           + Check compliance with template directives.
           + Clean direct formatting (e.g

Meeting ajourned

Next meeting : *THURSDAY* April 1st 2021 at 18:00 UTC.
Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00
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