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Doc Jam Chicago Style

Hey everyone, just wanted to drop a quick note to those of you who are in or around the Chicago land area, on Sunday, January 17th from 12:30PM until 5:30PM the Ubuntu Chicago LoCo team will be meeting up in Chicago for a documentation jam. If you would like to show up, here is the address of where we will be hanging out:

On-Shore Inc‎.
1407 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL

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If you can’t make it to the event, no worries, as you can join us on IRC in #ubuntu-chicago channel on the freenode IRC network. Plans are to work on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu system documentation, as well as cleaning up the team wiki pages as well as community documentation on

If you plan on working on system documentation, here is what you can do prior to joining us on Sunday:

READ how we use the Bazaar repository for doing system documentation.

Ubuntu Documentation
Install build dependencies for the ubuntu-docs package:

sudo apt-get build-dep ubuntu-docs

Kubuntu Documentation
Install build dependencies for the kubuntu-docs package:

sudo apt-get build-dep kubuntu-docs

Xubuntu Documentation
Install build dependencies for the xubuntu-docs package:

sudo apt-get build-dep xubuntu-docs

Once you have done that, then you need to check out the latest documentation for Lucid for the documentation you are going to work on:

Ubuntu Documentation

bzr branch lp:ubuntu-docs

Kubuntu Documentation

bzr branch lp:kubuntu-docs

Xubuntu Documentation

bzr branch lp:xubuntu-docs

System documentation is in DocBook/XML format, which is a very simple markup language. Don’t worry if you really don’t know it as Jim Campbell and myself can quickly teach you what you need to know, in order for you to get up and running.

Don’t worry, if you don’t feel you are ready to work on system documentation, there is also plenty of wiki documentation that needs to either be cleaned up or added.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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