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Re: Kicad future documentation - your opinion
What you think it is missing is I think the getting started guide and
its pdf is accessible via the help menu. I agree that pdf is a
good way to distribute the manuals.
thanks for the links
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:32 PM, hauptmech <hauptmech@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have never found the manuals to be very useful. The pdf format seems
> ok to me though. A wiki format makes it easier for people to contribute
> small changes but then you enter the spam wars...
> The biggest lack in my opinion is an overview of how all the programs
> fit together, and the models or concepts of how they each work. A
> description of the eeschema->cvpcb->pcbnew workflow with some examples.
> The new user will either be some hobbyist new to PCB design, and need an
> overview of the basics of using kicad tools to solve typical problems,
> or they will be people with experience in other tools, and need an
> overview of how do translate their workflow to a kicad workflow.
> Some articles worth checking out:
> On 22/09/2011 12:04 p.m., fabrizio wrote:
>> Now that the new 26pth kicad icons are basically finished (I'll maybe
>> send reviews of some of them if necessary) I'd like to bring up the
>> topic of documentation.
>> As far as I understand Kicad has some manuals written in OpenOffice
>> and a one step by step tutorial. On top of that there are the
>> translations of them, all done in OpenOffice.
>> Before the new face-lifted kicad gets released, these manuals need to
>> be updated and maybe reviewed. this might suggest that we could choose
>> a different documentation format for kicad (web-based, online
>> wiki-based, html documentation accessible via the kicad menu,
>> restructured text, etc.).
>> What are the options out there? What do you think we should do about
>> it? Who would be interested in working on it?
>> Just as term of comparison, here:
>> you can find the only (on-line) documentation available of probably
>> one of the best open-source graphical tool.
>> in case of inkscape, documentation is online and tutorials are in the
>> inkscape native format.
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