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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > User Guides Revisted
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:27:00 GMT
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Comment added by Ricardo Berlasso:

I agree with you: it will be really difficult to do this on time for 3.5... but it will be
a good "selling point" for 4.0. 

A possibility is to build short documents that show differences between 3.4 and 3.5, a sort
of "what's new" and use those document plus the existing ones as transition to the new documentation
for 4.0. We can even use those documents to "promote" the 4.0 effort (something like "we are
thinking on the future").

And after all, we are not on a hurry: on my experience providing user support, people tend
to use documentation as the last resource to solve a problem. 

In reply to a comment by Keith N. McKenna:
I think I understand what you are saying Ricardo and I do not necessarily disagree. My concern
with starting over and why I believe t is more an option or AOO 4.0 and beyond is the amount
of work and the current lack of resources to accomplish anything for the 3.5 release.

It definitely a lot of work. The question that I have is can we get the resources that we
need to do that large a re-write.

Also there is nothing that says this cannot be a phased process, indeed that is how I envision
it. The first phase being getting something ready or the 3.5 release and also planning what
the next iteration should look like.

I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on this.

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