[meta] documentation update for xenial

Bug #1590062 reported by dann frazier on 2016-06-07
This bug affects 1 person
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installation-guide (Ubuntu)
dann frazier
dann frazier

Bug Description

There are a number of updates needed for the installation guide for >= xenial
 - Ubuntu is described as a desktop operating system - but that's odd text for architectures
   where desktop is not appropriate (e.g. s390x)
 - There is no ISO for arm64 (yet) - but the installation guide strongly recommends it (xenial-specific)
 - The only ARM firmware described is U-Boot - but we also support UEFI there.
 - Cavium ThunderX is a newly supported arm64 platform - let's mention it.
 - Various software versions are out of date (Linux, GNOME, brltty).

[Test Case]
Text changes get rendered :)

[Regression Risk]
Minor; it is documentation.

dann frazier (dannf) on 2016-06-07
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
dann frazier (dannf) on 2016-06-07
description: updated
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

To be honest installer guide should say Ubuntu Server throughout. Whilst it is possible to install Ubuntu Desktop product using d-i that is not the default for neither d-i on ubuntu, nor ubuntu desktop (uses ubiquity instead). Very good point.

dann frazier (dannf) on 2016-06-07
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Hello dann, or anyone else affected,

Accepted installation-guide into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/installation-guide/20160121ubuntu2.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

Proofed the arm64 en pdf - LGTM :)

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package installation-guide - 20160121ubuntu2.1

installation-guide (20160121ubuntu2.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Documentation updates for xenial, tracked via LP: #1590062:
    - Backport updates from yakkety that also apply to xenial:
      - what-is-ubuntu.xml: long-overdue language updates. Don't call Ubuntu
        a "desktop operating system", and list all of the currently-supported
      - en/welcome/what-is-debian.xml: drop another outdated reference to
        Ubuntu being a "desktop" system.
      - build/arch-options: add a new 'supports-desktop' condition, which for
        the moment is set only on amd64, i386, and powerpc as the only
        architectures that any flavors are building desktop images for. This
        may warrant further refinement later.
      - disable various references to desktops when 'supports-desktop' is not
      - List Cavium ThunderX as a supported arm64 platform
      - Make the bios-setup UEFI section apply to arm64 as well; move U-Boot
        specific content into a U-Boot-only section.
      - Bump version numbers for xenial.
    - [arm64] Replace the CD-ROM instructions with a note that ISO images for
      won't be available until 16.04.1, at which point this change will need
      to be reverted. (Reminder is set in my calendar).

 -- dann frazier <email address hidden> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:52:03 -0600

Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for installation-guide has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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