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Re: Contributing to the project


Hello, Paul.

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Paul Strickland
<p.e.strickland@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> When I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 I was made aware of the Ubuntu Manual
> project, and thought the document was an excellent guide for people new
> to the operating system, so congratulations.
> I wanted to ask if I could offer some of my time to the project. Looking
> at your Wiki page, I think I would probably fit best in the Editor
> category. If you can make use of me I'd be glad to contribute in some
> way; I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now and feel as though I
> could be helping to increase its popularity!

We'd be very glad to have your help!  As you've noticed, we've just
released Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04.  We now have two parallel
goals: (1) release the translated versions as they're completed, and
(2) edit our manual to fix all the bugs we didn't have time to get to
previously and release a second edition.

If you'd like to help us with editing the second edition, there are
two primary ways to go about it:  (1) read through the first edition
of the manual (which you can download from our site at
http://ubuntu-manual.org/) and file bugs in Launchpad, or (2) if
you're feeling more adventurous, and don't mind editing TeX files, you
can download and install TeX Live 2009, check out our code from the
bzr repository, and make corrections to the files themselves.  If
you'd like to go the second route, the instructions at
http://ubuntu-manual.org/getinvolved/editors will help you get
started.  (The instructions can be a bit obtuse in some places, so if
you hit snags, feel free to ask us for help. Additionally, if you have
recommendations for improving the instructions, I'll happily accept
those, too.)

In any event, welcome to the project!  if you have any questions,
comments, criticisms, etc., feel free to email this list or visit us
on IRC (Freenode) in #ubuntu-manual.

Thanks for your interest!

--Kevin Godby

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