Xubuntu documentation ideas

Eddie Martinez 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?

-eddie

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?
>
> Thanks,
>
> 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
> Xfce-specific
> > elements of Xubuntu.  We are going to rectify that.  I need to review
> our
> > 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
> being
> > able to package our documentation.  Please don't ask me to package more
> than
> > that right now.  :]
> > - Xubuntu-documentation-browser - Our docs look way more professional
> and
> > are much easier to navigate in Yelp than in a web browser.  Now that we
> have
> > a set of packaged documentation (the Gutsy docs), we could successfully
> test
> > how the doc browser works against our current documentation setup.
> > Giusseppe, would you have any interest in reviving the Xubuntu
> documentation
> > browser project (assuming that others didn't criticise the project too
> much
> > 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
> be
> > built w/o Gnome Libs, then that would be okay with me, too.  If Yelp
> cannot
> > 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
> team,
> > but I recognize that these ideas aren't complete.  Please share your
> > comments and thoughts.  Thanks!
> >
> > Jim
> >
>
>
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