Expanding the documentation

Rohan Kapoor rohankap at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 7 18:51:43 UTC 2008

Sounds good. I think we should also add irc information.



From: Nick Ellery 
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:46 PM
To: ubuntu-doc at lists.ubuntu.com 
Subject: Re: Expanding the documentation

Some more to add:

-- Perhaps a troubleshooting guide, similar to the one in the Official Ubuntu Book would be good.  Issues with X, dpkg, and the like could be added here

-- There is no official guide for editing GRUB, as well.  There are many good tutorials on the web, and cleaning up GRUB is something that many new users will want to do.  

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Nick Ellery <ellery.nick at gmail.com> wrote:

  Hi all,

  I've looked through the current documentation, and have come up with several ideas to expanding it:

  -- Reporting Problems.  A section like this would assist in bug triaging and fixing, as links to debugging specific packages could be provided.  Pages like Reporting Bugs [1] could be imported so people are able to find them with ease.

  -- Installing New Themes.  Many users are stumped when it comes to installing community provided themes from sites such as gnome-look.org.  A detailed description on how this works could help many.

  -- Installation Guide [2].  The installation guide exists, but should be moved from the bottom of the page, where it is incorrectly labeled, to the Desktop Documentation category.  Currently, you can find this at the bottom of help.ubuntu.com, where it labels it as 'Installing Ubuntu via the alternate CD'.

  -- Multimedia.  A section providing information on pre-installed graphical applications such as GIMP, especially links to the official documentation would be good.  This could be expanded from musicvideophotos, and also include brief information on applications such as Sound Recorder, video editors, audio editors, and desktop recorders.

  So what are your thoughts on these?  Anything that I have missed, or should be added?


  [1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
  [2] https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/installation-guide/

  Nick Ellery 

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