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Re: [Ubuntu Manual] Ubuntu Desktop chapter needs you !
Thank you for joining us. I can see you have already been active as an
editor and even pushed your first changes to chapter 2.
I like your enthusiasm :)
Here are some answers to your questions:
On this sheet  we keep track of who does what. At this moment all
chapters, with the exception of "The Ubuntu Desktop", have authors
assigned to them, hence the call for authors/editors for this chapter.
c7p is responsible for the assignment of authors to chapters, so anyone
who wants to contribute as an author to this chapter will be contacted
I do the editors assignments. I will send you, and others who offered
their help for the editing part of this chapter, a separate email shortly.
As for the tag added when committing: Commit them with a good
description. Not word-for-word changes, but specific enough for someone
to easily find again.
If you still have any questions, either send them to this list, or join
us on irc: #ubuntu-manual.
Op 22-05-12 04:55, Jim Connett schreef:
Hello everyone, I'm Jim Connett, and I'm very interested in helping to
edit this section.
I'm new to this documentation effort, but I've finally taken the
plunge and installed everything needed to be an author and/or editor.
Because of my education and background, I prefer to be an editor
rather than an author, but will eventually want to do both as time allows.
I'm up-to-speed on the LaTeX formatting from the well-written guide
and have even started perusing Chapter 2 since it looks like this is
where our focus resides. I have two questions.
1) It looks like edits made should be "justified" in comment
tags...meaning, who did it, what was changed, and why. Is this
required, optional, or just a professional courtesy?
2) In reading the email threads over the last few days, it looks like
editors are assigned to parts of the document. Should someone be
assigning me my first editing duties, or shall I just grab a section
and go for it and let everyone know where I'm at? I know this is a
community effort, but I also don't want to step on anyone's efforts.
I've read through the current manual already...well-written,
definitely a good resource for those who are new to Ubuntu. I also
see areas for improvement linguistically, and I look forward to
contributing to this effort!
So...any last words-of-wisdom before I jump in with both feet?
Thanks! Look forward to working with all of you in this effort.
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 1:21 AM, Hannie Dumoleyn
<lafeber-dumoleyn2@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:lafeber-dumoleyn2@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Op 21-05-12 00:20, John Cave schreef:
I thought that I was doing this section. The new ubuntu has not
changed that much from the last, I observe, so mostly what will
be needed is new screenshots and maybe expanding the chapter. I
can do the job of scanning the chapter for changes, but
expansions may need to be done by someone else.
I do not agree that the new Ubuntu has not changed that much. When
I read the current chapter "The Ubuntu Desktop" (based on the
Oneiric version) I see many things that need to be changed, too
much to mention here. In fact, I think the chapter needs a
complete overhaul. The order of subsections needs reshuffling.
Examples: I see a description of the Launcher on page 25, and the
section Using Launcher on page 27. I see Top Bar on page 24 and a
screenshot of the Top Bar(?) of a window on page 28. In Unity the
Top Bar has replaced the individual title bars in the applications
themselves, although some older applications still have there own
So, I agree with c7p, who wrote:
The Ubuntu Desktop section needs your help ! This part of the
chapter covers the basics of the Ubuntu Desktop environment (Login
screen, Unity, Launcher, Dash, windows, workspaces, HUD).
We need an author for this section cause it's one of the most
critical sections of the manual, maybe the most important. Are you
One option would be to have more authors and editors assigned to
this chapter (Tony, Vibhant, John, Hannie) where each has his/her
own specialty like Dash, Unity, Launcher, Nautilus etc.
Let me know what you think.
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