offline Handbook versions still outdated

Marc Fonvieille blackend at
Thu Feb 8 21:15:47 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 09:33:51PM +0100, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> Actually the docs are updated weekly (every Sunday) - at least they
> are updated weekly on ftp-master.  They are built more or less every
> second day on now since the build takes a while
> (it actually seems like it currently takes 42hours...).

Hmmm, sorry but each time I looked at these docs the timestamp was not a
under a week.  Maybe the things changed recently or I always looked at
lagging FTP mirror (I'd not surprised on this point).

> If the docs are more than two weeks old something is probably wrong
> (and people should poke me/doc@).  I don't see a reason to do anything
> special for releases since the files should still not be more than 8
> days old at the most (if things are not broken), and the docs doesn't
> change that much...

If the update cycle is weekly it's Ok but if it's longer,
it may be problematic to "broadcast" docs stating 6.1-R is the last
version.  And, I disagree on the fact the docs don't change that much
especially in the localized versions where the "last minute changes" are
important at release time.


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