Xubuntu Desktop Guide

Luzius Thoeny lucius.antonius at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 17:50:06 UTC 2007

Vincent wrote:
> Hey, I started working on the Desktop Guide, few questions:
> - How can I test them once I've edited it? Is there a special docbook
> reading program or would I have to convert it to HTML every time I 
> edit it?
the way I work is that I convert it to HTML every time. If you keep the 
document open in your browser, then rerunning 'make' and hitting 
'ctrl+r' in firefox will show the result.
> - Shouldn't there be a menu entry to the DG?
you mean in the 'applications' menu? yes, this has been discussed, but 
noone seems to have gotten around to implement it.
> - What is supposed to be in "Your Desktop" and "Forward" in the
> introduction?
I don't know - where did you see these?
> Thanks in advance,
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Index: introduction.xml
> ===================================================================
> --- introduction.xml	(revision 3743)
> +++ introduction.xml	(working copy)
> @@ -18,6 +18,12 @@
>  		</authorblurb>
>  	</chapterinfo>
>  	<title>Introduction</title>
> +	<sect1 id="about-guide">
> +		<title>About this guide</title>
> +		<para>
> +			This guide will help you understand the basics of &xubuntu; allowing you to perform most commons tasks.
> +		</para>
> +	</sect1>
>  	<sect1 id="about-xubuntu">
>  		<title>About &xubuntu;</title>
>  		<para>
> @@ -80,8 +86,8 @@
>  		</para>
>  		</sect2>
>  	</sect1>
> -	<sect1 id="linux-basics">
> -		<title>Linux Basics</title>
> +	<sect1 id="new-to-linux">
> +		<title>New to Linux</title>
>  		<para>Linux is inspired by the Unix operating system which first appeared in 1969, and has been in continous use and development ever since. Many of the design conventions behind Unix also exist in Linux and are central to understanding the basics of the system.
>  		</para>
>  		<para>Unix was primarily oriented towards the command line interface, and that legacy is carried on in Linux. Thus, the graphical user interface with its windows, icons and menus are built on top of a basic command line interface. Furthermore, this means that the Linux file system is structured to be easily manageable and accessible from the command line.
committed this with rev 3751.

by the way, i think i would prefer to get the patches sent to ubuntu-doc 
ML, if that's not a problem for you, because more eyes will look at it 


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