James Westby jw+debian at
Fri Jun 20 12:25:33 BST 2008

Hi Martin,

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 12:26 +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:19 AM, James Westby <jw
> +debian at> wrote:
> > Myself and Elliot have been talking recently about screencasts,
> > and I was wondering if we could have a
> > domain, with some associated hosting to store our work.
> Yes, I'd be happy to give you both the domain and some kind of hosting
> for it.  The question would be what we want it to look like.

That's great, thanks.

> > I'd like to make it more of a site than just dumping the videos
> > there, but it should perhaps be integrated with,
> > what do you think? Can anyone see a good way to integrate the
> > screencasts in to the existing documentation that would supplement
> > what is there?
> At the moment the doc site is a bit dry, since it contains rendered
> forms of what was in the source tree for various releases.  The main
> jumping-off point for it is  You could
> certainly link the docs from there.  Generally the in-tree
> documentation is the more official or somewhat more formal stuff.

No necessarily related to this could we put an index.html page on
docs.b.o with links to the different versions, or just a link back
to the wiki? It would cause a little more work when uploading a new
set version, but it would be more visually appealing.

I can link the site from the Documentation page, but I was thinking
more about whether it would be good to link to the individual
screencasts at appropriate places in the documentation?

> I guess it depends a bit on whether the screencast is going to be a
> demo of Bazaar, or more of a tutorial.  In the second case it would
> certainly make sense to put it on the documentation page, and we could
> also link it from the 'tutorials' section of the various documentation
> pages.

I think a couple of demonstration screencasts would be a great idea,
but I'm focusing more on tutorial stuff at the moment.

> Perhaps a good way would be to actually make screencasts.b.o run
> wordpress or some similar software.  Then several authorized people
> can post and people can subscribe for news and also comment, etc.

That's not a bad idea. It wouldn't allow us to create different paths
through the content with links and references as easily though. I
don't know if we need to have that separate from the docs pages though.



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