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Fedora Documentation Bounties



As you're probably aware, Fedora is participating in Google's Summer of
Code.   Below is one provisional bounty specifically for Fedora Docs,
involving screencasting, and we'd like your comments and ideas.

Note that projects don't have to involve heavy-duty coding (see the
library.gnome.org bounty on the GNOME Website).  Bounties that can open
participation in Fedora Documentation are particularly valuable.  For
example, developing features of Docbook Wiki or a similar system.

We will be posting two or three final Docs bounties on the Fedora page
to maximise potential uptake.

Fedora Bounties - http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraBounties
Google Summer of Code - http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html
GNOME Bounties (Documentation) -
http://www.gnome.org/bounties/Documentation.html


** Demonstrate Screencasting on Fedora **

Video screen capture or "screencasting" has multiple applications for
documentation, training and advocacy.

The challenge is to create a working screencast on a Linux desktop using
Open Source software, in such a way that it can be easily reproduced by
a non-programmer.  The file format of the screencast must be playable on
a Windows system using either commonly available or pre-installed plug-
ins.

The twist is that the screencast itself must show the process of
installing Fedora Core with the default options.  Your screencast should
begin with the boot screen, and end with logging in to the completed
desktop installation for the first time.

How -

This bounty allows a range of possible solutions.

Virtual machine technologies such as Xen and QEMU may be useful.
Alternatively, the Anaconda installation system itself includes support
for remote access through VNC and telnet, and as well as support for
capturing static screenshots.

Pointers -

Software that might be useful starting points:

Istanbul - http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul
VNC2SWF - http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/

-- 

Stuart Ellis

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Fedora Documentation Project: http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/docs/

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