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Re: New file formats


> all are welcome to improve the overall experience anyway they can

  Here is what I was thinking would have helped me.  Place a "Getting
Started" link on the front page (https://launchpad.net/kicad) which
links to a FAQ page.  If the FAQ front page
(https://answers.launchpad.net/kicad/+faqs) can be edited that would
be even better.  Consider the following format:

[Getting Started]

KiCAD in Launchpad is the main resource for KiCAD developers.  For
help with _using_ KiCAD please refer to the User Group:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-users/ and the Wiki Page:

How Can I Help
Do you want to help with the implementation of a feature?
Visit [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/kicad Blueprints] for current

Do you want to add a feature?
1) Grab the latest source branch:
   $ cd <to a place just above where I wanted the working copy>
   $ bzr branch lp:kicad  kicad.bzr
2) Code your feature
3) Add your branch via https://code.launchpad.net/kicad/+addbranch
4) Inform fellow developers of your work via:

Do you have KiCAD schematic symbols or layout footprints you would
like to contribute?
Join the KiCAD Library launchpad team:
Then [http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/bzr.dev/en/mini-tutorial/index.html#publishing-your-branch-with-launchpad
 use launchpad to add your] libraries to

Do you want to help with translating KiCAD?
NOT YET READY! Visit https://translations.launchpad.net/kicad

Quick Links
Bazaar VCS Help:
Download Releases: http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Mailing List: http://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/threads.html
FAQ/Answers: http://answers.launchpad.net/kicad
Main Author's Site: http://www.lis.inpg.fr/realise_au_lis/kicad/

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  .... are welcome to improve the overall experience anyway they can.
>> Thanks,
>> Dick
> Maybe the email I sent out the other day regarding the teams and resources
> should or could be promoted by somebody to a FAQ.
> Thanks for the suggestion, but there is no shortage of them. The shortage is
> in time to implement.  And this is partially an agreement that the tools
> here are indeed intended to make the jobs of those actually doing the work
> easier.

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