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From Jeff Levitt <jlev...@mutagen.net>
Subject Re: branching the documentation
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 06:59:08 GMT

--- Samuel Andrew McIntyre
<fuzzylogic@nonintuitive.com> wrote:

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> hello derby-dev,
> I was just browsing the latest Jira bugs on
> documentation and realized 
> that if changes are made to document new features,
> such as the recent 
> Intercept/Except addition, that we will no longer
> have a valid set of 
> documentation for the 10.0 branch. I don't think
> we're planning on 
> branching the website anytime soon, so...
> I would like to propose the following: save a copy
> of the current 
> manuals from site/trunk/build/site to
> code/branches/10.0/docs, and then 
> remove everything but the manuals directory and make
> the rest of the 
> links on the front page point back to the project
> website, as I did 
> with the doc set for the release.
> Any objections, comments, questions, or suggestions?
> andrew
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I think thats a good idea.  With the eventual move to
DITA source, I think it would be good to keep a branch
of the original source docs as a 10.0 branch, because
of the large amount of change (to the formatting, not
necessarily the content) that is occurring with

Also, I dont mind hitting some of these jira doc
issues while I'm creating the DITA source; I'm already
in the docs, I might as well fix some of the bugs
while I'm at it.  If anyone has any
concerns/objections about that, please let me know.

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