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Two Ducks wrote:
> Several people have expressed the idea that the focus of SEUL
> help be all systems (or possibly all) instead of targetting only
> that which SEUL eventually settles on. i.e. not only gnome
> (if that is what is chosen) but also other desktop managers.
> If this is what we are going to do, there are several things that
> should therefore be discussed (maybe?):
> 1. Help file format
HTML is the only viable choice for default format. ALL SEUL help
documents should be written in HTML.
> 2. Help types (HOWTOs, MAN, task-help...)
All of the above. However SEUL is more about filing in the gaps
and integrating what has already been done so task-help is where
we should concentrate.
BTW : The trick to task help is to make general assumptions at the
beginning then work within those assumptions. I have found it simpler
for users to adjust say instructions designed for Slackware on iNTEL
to RedHat on alpha. than to fit generalized instructions into what
> 3. Help file layout (for similar look and feel though written by many).
Can't help there.
> 4. Help system structure (where do we put the help files?)
Why there ? Well I don't think it's such a good idea to stick
something else in the /usr directory ( That's kinda like all the
little DOS programs that need to be in root ).
so why not under /usr/info or /usr/doc ? Well both of those produce
listings that go off the screen when you type ls
> 5. Communication with other groups.
Absolutely essential. And we must do it without getting into any
more holy wars.
> 6. What needs writing
> Anything else? Any comments?
Well KDE BETA 4 is coming soon. On RedHat 5 / x86 It's fairly
Through the the Firewall, out the ruter, down the T1, bounced from
satellite. ... Nothing but net.
- From: Two Ducks <firstname.lastname@example.org>