Documentation Team Meeting Minutes December 17th 2020 at 18:00 UTC.
Presents: Bala Muthu, Dave Barton, Olivier
Live TDF Jitsi Room
+ Change in workflow (DB)
+ Objective: rewrite/improve Calc Database functions Help (SF)
+ Update on database ranges
+ odtclean.py 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)
- 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 matecat.com for translating guides (Olivier)
+ comments, do's and don'ts
+ matecat.com (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)
Next meeting : *THURSDAY* January 7th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.