Re: release notes: first draft
- From: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>
- To: Davyd Madeley <davyd madeley id au>
- Cc: GNOME I18N List <gnome-i18n gnome org>, marketing-list gnome org, GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: release notes: first draft
- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 14:05:19 -0600
On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 23:57 +0800, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> Ok guys and gals. I am announcing a preliminary draft of the release
> notes for 2.14. We now require proof readers for spelling, grammar and
> technical correctness.
> The latest committed version is online at:
> You can also check out the release notes from CVS:
> We are using gnome-doc-utils for translation. I hope the translators
> know how to get all of that working, because I have no idea.
> Warning, I AM AN AUSTRALIAN, SPELLINGS MAY BE CONSIDERED INCORRECT. My
> grammar is also pretty appalling. Please send through corrections for
> these. Feel free to correct minor spelling mistakes yourself.
> Discussion should happen on list as appropriate or on the IRC channel
> #release-notes on irc.gnome.org.
Way later than I'd hoped to provide this, but I've
attached a diff with some small changes. This is
strictly copy editing; I didn't touch content.
Basically, the diff says this:
* I am a religious supporter of the serial comma. Googling
for support brought up this very succinct argument:
* The GDP Style Guide says "file system".
* "Shutdown" is a noun. "Shut down" is a verb.
* Some compound adjectives needed hyphenating.
* Germans capitalize every last noun, but we don't.
* Nautilus is referred to everywhere (inclding throughout
this document) as the file manager. So a lone reference
to the file browser seemed out of place.
* A few commas were missing, not just the serial type.
This is great work, Davyd.
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