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Re: User Guide status?

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 12:36:15PM -0500, susan_lists ties org wrote:
> Matthew, Betty, et al
> What is the status of the user's guide?
> I wanted to help more but I haven't gotten a FC9 box put together to run
> through fact checking for you. :(

We're nearly there with the F9, so it might be fine to go ahead with
F10 for you?

Or a virtualized instance might help.
 Hmm... if I had more memory in that old laptop I've been using. :)
And I found my livecd but only helps with gnome which is mostly done.

> I would like to contribute to the FC10 version though - specifically I would
> like to expand on Managing Photos
> to include some screen shots and reference some other included software and
> options.

That sounds good, although I'll give you the usual caveat about
screenshots and why we eschew them:


Fair enough.  A number of other sections should be trimmed of some of the screenshots too then.
That is something else I can help with in moving to FC10 - update or remove screenshots in users guide.
[laubersm makes note, welcomes nudges if she forgets]

I do know a lot of users that need encouragement to install and try something and a screen shot or two often catches their interests.  I will look into adding a reference to the upstream project's screenshots to address this need.  The only problem with that is back to version mismatches.

Also in the middle of a lot of steps screenshots help a new user check that they got to the correct place. I agree that they are NOT needed for every step and they are often used too much.

> Will that be done in the wiki?  Or straight in XML from a git repo?
> I'm good with either - just let me know where the FC10 version is located as
> soon as you get it moved over.

That is a good question that Matthew and others need to think about.
Once the initial F9 User Guide is converted, it might be easier to do
the F10 update directly in XML.

However, history around here has shown that you get a *lot* more
contributors when you draft in the wiki.  If the conversion process
can be brought down to a few hours or so, then doing the work in the
wiki makes more sense -- you get more collaboration, more visibility
in to the work in progress, and so forth.


I saw a user guide git location http://git.fedoraproject.org/git/?p=docs/user-guide.git;a=summary
Is this where the XML should go?
I'm new to git - does it get branched under here for FC9 or should it be named FC9 and a new one for FC10 in parallel?
Where did the FC8 stuff end up? 
[laubersm knows she has not been paying attention to all the locations]


- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

Susan Lauber, (RHCX, RHCA, RHCSS)
Lauber System Solutions, Inc.
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