Documentation Team Meeting Minutes December 17th 2020 at 18:00 UTC.

Documentation Team Meeting Minutes December 17th 2020 at 18:00 UTC.

Presents: Bala Muthu, Dave Barton, Olivier

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Live TDF Jitsi Room

Completed items:

Pending items:
    + Change in workflow (DB)
    + Objective: rewrite/improve Calc Database functions Help (SF)
       + Update on database ranges
    + is not working any more on linux
    + Contributor guide
       + Needs reviews of Peter S on Chap 2.


Topics and Discussion:

- Editorial on Calc Guide Chap 13. (Olivier)
   + Chap 13 describe several database function/features accessed thru
   + Macros are a necesssary evil to replace custom missing features
   + but not in this case, macros listed replace UI (Uno) commands
   + turns chapter hard to read, unecessary complexity
     + suggest to drop macros and review chap 13
     + suggest enhance DB functions description with good examples.
     + Suggest to reuse and adapt the contents in Chap 12 Macros (Dave)
     + Reuse DB functions contents from GSOD2020 (Steve Fanning, by mail)
        + Approved.

- Collecting images in Guides (Peter S.)
   + No need to be concerned with storage
   + Older files can be in archive folder and even deleted
     + Cleanup older Guide archive files (Dave)

- Our pt_BR experience with for translating guides (Olivier)
   + comments, do's and don'ts
      + (open source)
      + Accept ODF files, preserve all formatting
      + Automatic translations, surprising hit rate and accuracy.
         + Can select industry area of source text
         + seems to borrow translation memory from public/open TM's
      + Nevertheless requires further review
         + spared 90% of the translation work
         + some funny mistakes though
         + Sometimes get confused with widget labels in sentence.
            + "OK" -> "All is good"
            + "Help" -> "Rescue"

- Contributor Guide (Dave)
   + Plan to get chap 1 update in wiki by next meeting (Dave)

Meeting ajourned

Next meeting : *THURSDAY* January 7th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.