Xubuntu documentation & the new website

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 22 02:45:08 UTC 2008

Don't we already have a wiki though? :)



On Jan 21, 2008 9:33 PM, George Lesica <glesica at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Additionally, would we consider unofficial community docs (ala the
> Ubuntu
> > Community help pages [3])?  Such a section would invite participation
> from
> > Xubuntu bloggers and hackers (and hacker/bloggers) who are already
> writing
> > up these how-to's on their blogs.  Contributions might include items
> like
> > putting compiz-fusion on Xubuntu, and other helpful tips.  These
> > contributions may eventually wind up as part of the official docs.
> I am sooooo in favor of this idea. If you think about it, we end up
> duplicating a ton of stuff when we do the docs in general. Now, this
> can't be helped to a certain extent of course since not everyone who
> writes how-tos for his or her blog wants to get involved in the docs
> or license their text so we can use it verbatim. However, making it as
> easy as possible for people to contribute is definitely a good idea.
> To be honest, for anyone who is at all "web savvy" google is a much
> more useful resource than the docs or even the ubuntu wiki. I've never
> actually used the docs myself, even when I was a total newb figuring
> out how to do stuff. I was able to get away with using google and the
> forums exclusively because ubuntu is such a popular distro that the
> tubes are just overflowing with info about it.
> Now, not that we shouldn't maintain docs (I can already forsee the
> crabby emails... hehe). There are definitely people out there who are
> not comfortable with google and the forums for various totally
> legitimate reasons. Most important on that list IMO is that many
> people aren't technically inclined enough to effectively judge whether
> the info yielded from their google search is accurate. For instance,
> the forums have had problems with people posting malicious responses
> to newb questions (i.e. "just type 'sudo rm -rf /' to fix your video
> card"). Of course there are also other reasons. Additionally there are
> a large number of people without consistent interweb access.
> Ok, that being said, my actual point is that the docs should be as
> easy to contribute to as possible and so xubuntu would definitely be
> doing people a service by hosting some unofficial docs in the future.
> -George
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Cody A.W. Somerville
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