Xubuntu documentation ideas

Rafael Gomes linux.rafa at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 20:26:32 UTC 2007


Can we to make an interface from Xfce documentaion in our documetantion?
when they change, we change too, automatic! is it possible?

2007/12/22, Eddie Martinez <eddiemartinez at gmail.com>:
>
> 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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