Xubuntu documentation ideas
eddiemartinez at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 04:43:48 UTC 2007
realistically how much do the changes change the UI? if so, how many changes
would be reflected in Hardy?
On Dec 21, 2007 5:42 PM, <cody-somerville at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> If I understand correctly, you wish to duplicate the Xfce4
> documentation in our documentation? If so, what benefit does this
> provide? Wouldn't be lose the translation that occurs upstream? Also,
> is there even docs for 4.4 yet?
> Cody A.W. Somerville
> On 12/20/07, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Gang,
> > I'd like to give a brief rundown on some topics I've been thinking of in
> > regards to Xubuntu documentation. Part of this comes from a brief IRC
> > discussion last night, but other parts come from just things I've been
> > thinking of lately.
> > We don't currently have any documentation that relates to the
> > elements of Xubuntu. We are going to rectify that. I need to review
> > current Desktop Configuration section, but was thinking of including
> > Desktop configuration
> > - Hardware settings
> > -- Set monitor display settings
> > - Appearance
> > -- Select icons and themes
> > -- Install new icons and themes
> > -- Desktop transparency
> > -- Change panel layout
> > -- Configure fonts
> > -- Install fonts
> > -- Other?
> > - Desktop preferences
> > -- Install panel applets
> > -- Configure panel applets
> > -- Change Thunar preferences
> > -- Change Xfce4-Terminal preferences
> > -- Change Mousepad preferences
> > - Other?
> > To set up the following, we should pull Xfce docs from Xfce SVN, and
> > incorporate their info so that some changes can be pushed upstream once
> > we're done. I'm thinking of collecting docs from:
> > - Xfce4-terminal
> > - Mousepad
> > - Thunar
> > - Panel
> > - Panel Applets (some / all?)
> > - Other?
> > Other topics:
> > - I'm taking steps to learn packaging with the initial modest goal of
> > able to package our documentation. Please don't ask me to package more
> > that right now. :]
> > - Xubuntu-documentation-browser - Our docs look way more professional
> > are much easier to navigate in Yelp than in a web browser. Now that we
> > a set of packaged documentation (the Gutsy docs), we could successfully
> > how the doc browser works against our current documentation setup.
> > Giusseppe, would you have any interest in reviving the Xubuntu
> > browser project (assuming that others didn't criticise the project too
> > for reinventing the wheel)? IIRC, we can now build Xubuntu with
> packages in
> > Universe, so the doc browser would not have to be in Main. If Yelp can
> > built w/o Gnome Libs, then that would be okay with me, too. If Yelp
> > be built w/o the heavy Gnome libs, then I would prefer the Xubuntu
> > documentation browser.
> > This is all for now. I wanted to start this discussion amongst the
> > but I recognize that these ideas aren't complete. Please share your
> > comments and thoughts. Thanks!
> > Jim
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