Revise PPA description?

Bug #1628706 reported by Chris Perry
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Bug Description

In addremove.html and addremove-sources.html (16.10 help) the "Add a Personal Package Archive (PPA)" section is described as follows "Add PPAs to help test pre-release or specialty software". This description is inaccurate since a PPA is just a way of distributing software, it doesn't have to be used for distributing software in order for it to be tested and the software distributed doesn't have to be "pre-release or specialty".

I suggest we simply change the description to something like this "Add PPAs to extend the software sources Ubuntu uses for installation and upgrades".

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I think you have a point, but if we change the description as you suggest, how about extending the first para within the page with examples of uses, including testing of pre-release software? After all, that's a very common way to make use of the PPAs.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Chris Perry (clissold345) wrote :

Yes your suggestion sounds fine to me. So that would be a change to the first paragraph of addremove-ppa.html

By the way I think step 5 of the procedure on addremove-ppa.html would be clearer as something like this: "Click Add and enter the PPA's location (as noted in step 1 above)".

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I agree on the latter. Please feel free to suggest something in a MP. ;)

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 17.04.1

ubuntu-docs (17.04.1) zesty; urgency=medium

  * scripts/
    - Modified so it can be called via a symlink from 'ubuntu-help/C'
      or 'html'.
    - Changed command due to upstart->systemd transition.
  * Bump version to 17.04 / zesty.
  * html/ubuntu.xsl:
    - Make unordered lists bulleted and not numbered (LP: #1649554).
    - Note about how to show rarely used xkb layout variants.
  * Updated ubuntu-help.pot.
  * debian/compat, debian/control:
    - Bump to debhelper version 9

  [ Chris Perry ]
    - Section "Compose key" updated (LP: #1624778).
    - Revise PPA description (LP: #1628706).
    - Move text of marginal note.
    - Revise description of middle-click from touchpad (LP: #1617718).
    - Update since related control in "System Settings -> Power" has
      been removed (LP: #1599264, LP: #1641786).
    - Minor clarifications.
  * net-wireless-*.page,
    - GUI conformity modifications (LP: #1637126)
    - New shared section (LP: #977251)
    - Clearer description of Ubuntu Software's focus on applications
      (LP: #1637861).
    - Mentioning of snaps (LP: #1658785).
    - Section about network printer added (LP: #1630272).
    - Improved description of mouse keys (LP: #964727).
  * disk-*.page:
    - GUI conformity modifications (LP: #1651360).
  * List type explicitly stated on multiple pages.
    - New page describing Startup Disk Creator (LP: #1569532).
    - New page describing the Security & Privacy panel in System
      Settings (LP: #1200381).

  [ Doug Smythies ]
  * scripts/
    - Changed to --strict validation.
  * ubuntu-help/C/legal.xml:
    - Specify https to avoid a "permanently moved" redirection.

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0100

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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