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Wed Aug 29 11:40:10 UTC 2012
On 08/29/2012 06:56 AM, Rich Dennis wrote:
> On 08/29/2012 01:37 AM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>> On 08/29/2012 01:35 AM, Rich Dennis wrote:
>>> Went on #xubuntu-devel this morning. Don't think that I have what it
>>> takes to do Docbook rewrites, but if you need any writers or grammar
>>> editors, I would very much like to contribute.
>>> Thanks. rd - amerigena
>> Help with writing and that stuff is welcome too! See the first part
>> of my last mail  for a quick introduction to the current situation
>> and you are ready to start working.
>> Pasi Lallinaho (knome) »http://open.knome.fi/
>> Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu »http://shimmerproject.org/
>> Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member »http://xubuntu.org/
> Thank you. Got started last night on the Network -> Troubleshooting
> section of the wiki.
> Didn't make too many changes - thought that I'd start slow and make
> sure that they're acceptable.
> Thanks for getting back to me.
Thanks for joining the effort. You picked a good place to start! :-) I
just want to give you and others a heads up about that section and two
others under Section 5: Connecting and Home Networks. Those sections in
the 11.10 offline documentation had a lot of embedded links and other
special stuff that the wiki did not like. When I tried copying them to
the wiki, I kept getting "unhandled exception" errors. It took so long
to find the offending parts of the documents that I gave up and copied
them over as plain text. That means those three sections are going to
require a lot more work than all the others. First, they need to be
completely reformatted; and second, they are long and have a lot of
specific instructions that will need to be checked to see if they are
still accurate or relevant in Quantal.
Those sections need so much work that I'm afraid they might hold the
whole project up. If anyone else knows a better way of attacking them,
even starting from scratch or figuring out how to copy the formatted
text over again without errors, feel free.
I gather that the goal of this rewrite is to streamline and simplify the
old documentation. My approach (I signed up as a Writer and Grammar
Checker, not a Technical Editor) has been to copy over the old
documents, check them for accuracy against the Quantal changes, reword
and reformat as necessary and then leave it up to the Technical Editors
and project leads to decide what they want to rearrange and/or strip out.
That's why I see those sections taking so much work. Somebody else might
want to take a different approach.
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