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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense Documentation

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense Documentation
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 16:53:24 +0000


Forget my previous reply.  I see Mark got there, first :-).



On 13/11/2007, Mark William Darbyshire <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Don and the gNS list,
> I haven't really done all that much for the documentation so far. This
> is partly because I'm rather busy at school (I'm in my last year at high
> school, with my final exams coming up) and partly because I'm rather
> lazy. I intend to contribute more heavily after my exams.
> I think it is important to have the documentation structure worked out
> before we start writing the documentation itself; existing documentation
> is rather incoherent and unstructured, and this can be avoided by
> planning how to structure and integrate the documentation before it's
> written. This will also make it easier to coordinate, because we'll be
> able to allocate people certain pieces of documentation to write.
> When I first "took charge" of the documentation I made a contents page
> at and that is the only
> structure I've planned so far. I haven't really done anything since
> then. The structure certainly needs some improvements, or a complete
> rewrite.
> A bit of discussion on how to structure the initial documentation, and
> what topics to have, is therefore needed. Please share any suggestions
> you may have. Then I'll be able to put together a final documentation
> outline. Once this general plan has been worked out people wanting to
> help will be able to put their names by the sections they'd like to
> write and then start writing.
> I've made a page at
> which can be
> used to show the work-in-progress structure. I suppose a traditional
> contents type structure with sections and subsections would be better
> than the table structure currently in use.
> It would be a good idea to have an "Overall Documentation Deputy" listed
> at so if anyone (such as
> Don) is interested, feel free to volunteer!
> Please share any advice or better ideas you have!
> Regards,
> Mark.
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 19:39 -0500, Don Parris wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> >
> > I'm Don Parris, the publisher of Blue GNU.  I saw your name as heading
> > up the documentation project for gNewSense, and thought I would drop
> > you a line to find out where you stand on that.  I'm interested in
> > contributing.  I'm not sure how involved you are at present, and
> > wanted to know what's happening, or at least where you last stood when
> > working on it.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Don
> > --
> > D.C. Parris
> > Minister, Journalist, Free Software Advocate
> >
> >
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