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Re: Need Feedback on HOWTO wiki created by /me.



On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 22:39 +0530, kishan goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Ricky Zhou<ricky fedoraproject org> wrote:
> 
> > The difference between the type of documentation that Kishan made and
> > our official docs is something that I've been thinking about lately.
> > While there definitely is a place for a comprehensive install guide
> > that covers every single installation case, perhaps it'd be nice to have
> > a shorter, less intimidating version that goes through the defaults that
> > most brand new users would go through.
> 
> Yes, a very good point brought up. A new user just wants *simple*
> steps that would guide him through the installation process.
> >
> > As an example of what I mean, openSUSE has some friendly,
> > screenshot-filled install guides that they link off of their download
> > page:
> >
> > http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local
> > http://en.opensuse.org/Installation/11.1_Live_CD
> >
> 
> Does something similar to this exist in Fedora? Having such small
> guides would be very good for new users.

A quick start guide...  Hmmm...

> 
> > one striking fact that I noticed is that even with those tall
> > screenshots, both of those pages are not much larger than just the table
> > of contents page of our install guide
> > (http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f11/en-US/html/).
> >
> > Sure, those pages don't cover the install process even nearly as
> > completely as our docs do, but from the perspective of a new user who
> > just wants to go with the defaults and get to a working system, that
> > style of documentation seems *really* nice.
> >
> > I'm very interested to hear what you guys think about that - would
> > Zikula perhaps make it any easier or nicer to manage smaller documents
> > like these?
> 
> Zikula... I need to get googling... for not having followed the
> activites of the team of late.

Zikula is our new CMS solution.

> 
> Regards,
> Kishan Goyal.
> 

--Eric

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