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Re: Ubuntu extra documentaion library (Working title)


2010. 6. 15.오전 7:04, Luke-Jennings <ubuntujenkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>님이 작성:
Hello all,

In the focus of working together as one big team I decided that there

was a hole in the desktop for a program that pulls together all of the

extra documentation produced by all the teams.

This would be a great way to get the quick start guides which the doc

and manual teams are working on, along with the manuals. I also thought

about the roll of the learning team and thought this idea [1] could be

developed to work with learning team material as well.

One particular use case that I see is on events people could refer to

particular "lessons" for all the documents they need for that session.

Also the option to search through the available documents could be a


The idea is very rough and is the very first draft, I will say I am not

the best as drawing.

If you look at the picture you will see that down the left you have

section/topics in which you can use to filter the number of files that

you see. In the right you see a preview image of the cover, a little

description, a file size and a choice of languages if available.

The user selects the file and clicks download and the file is downloaded

on to the folder they have chosen. Once it is downloaded it can be

opened using their favourite/default viewer for that type of document.

Every time I think about it the more complex the program gets, I see

this as a great way of keeping our extra documentation in one place. the

current working title is "extra documentation library" (I have no real

name yet).

Any thoughts or suggestions on the program idea are welcome. I am keen

to get started on this soon and anyone who wishes to help please contact


Many Thanks

Luke Jennings

(ubuntujenkins on #freenode)



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I think that there is a great need for such a program.

What I would like to know is, what position/role would your program be in regards to the already existing "ubuntu help center"(the icon besides the firefox)

Would it replace/complement it? Or those it have core goals that are irrelevant of it?

If it is to replace or complement it, maybe we could reuse or extend existing infrastructure.

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