[Sugar-devel] Potential volunteer offering technical writing

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 22:51:09 EDT 2011

I think what was used to generate the help was the FLOSS Manuals Remix feature, http://en.flossmanuals.net/index.php?plugin=remix .
The workflow would be to identify the source of the existing help text starting with the Sugar and XO books. 
Edit the source material then use the remix feature.
I would suggest saving the original books to preserve those editions for people still using older versions of the software.

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On Oct 6, 2011, at 7:10 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

> On Oct 6, 2011 6:28 PM, "Cherry Withers" <cwithers at ekindling.org> wrote:
> > Could you please shed a light on which manuals in FlossManuals make up the 
> > Help Activity? Some of us who will be jumping in to refresh it don't know much about 
> > the history.
> To be honest, I don't really know. Here's what I know:
> - open the help activity
> - look at the left-panel navigation TOC
> - open the Sugar manual -- you'll see lots of topics aren't there!
> So the topics that aren't there are in general from manuals about a specific activity. There is also a flossmanual about the XO itself -- I think some chapters from there have been included.
> On flossmanuals, there is an option to "make a book" or something like that. When you do that, it lets you pick and order chapters from many manuals. Perhaps that's what's been done -- perhaps the mix was prepared on the flossmanuals website.
> It is trivial to see if you look at both the Help activity and the stuff on flossmanuals.
> cheers,
> m
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