Hello Ricardo and team,
I understand that you are eager to start, but having so many chapters
and sections still open (see spreadsheet  below) I will not give the
green light to start. The way it looks now, we will not have enough
contributors to do the job. It will take much of my time to guide and
recruit newcomers. I am only willing to do so when EVERY chapter/section
has a name next to it on the spreadsheet.
On 13-02-18 01:08, Ricardo Grant wrote:
Yep, thank you. Maybe it's time to start recruiting on social media
like Reddit or Hacker Noon etc.
If it hasn't been done already. Thoughts?
What's wrong with this mailing list as the main means of communication?
On 2018-02-12 03:35 AM, Hannie Dumoleyn wrote:
Good question. In general, I would say that the change from Unity to
Gnome will need most of the editing work (Chapter "The Ubuntu
Desktop"). Most chapters/sections only need to be proofread and
later, if we continue, undergo minor changes. I will add a column
"Proofread" to the spreadsheet. If you proofread a chapter/section,
make notes which minor changes are needed. But we should only do this
AFTER we have decided whether we are going to continue or not. Like I
said before, we can only continue once all chapters/sections have an
Does this answer your question?
On 11-02-18 18:48, Ricardo Grant wrote:
Can you make it clear which sections do not need authors / editors?
Also editing may not be as intensive as
writing parts, so I can do more if need be.
On 2018-02-11 11:15 AM, Hannie Dumoleyn wrote:
Since my last email (02/07/2018), see email below, I notice that
only 4 people have added their names to the spreadsheet:
There are still 27 chapters/sections that need an editor. Please
have a look at the spreadsheet, sheet Bionic (18.04), and put your
name next to the chapter/section you want to edit (proofread).
Let's begin by using the shared spreadsheet, sheet Bionic .
Those who have said they would help as an author/editor can add
their names to the chapters/sections they want to work on. Some
parts need to be rewritten or deleted, others only need a bit of
editing. We also may have to add new chapters/sections for 18.04. I
am thinking of gnome, which is now the environment used in Ubuntu.
As soon as all chapters/sections have a name (you may choose more
than one chapter/section), we will take further action to start the
Please do not wait too long, or we won't have enough time to do the
job. If you have any questions, please send them to this list. Thanks.
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