Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and PCs???
walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 20:46:23 EDT 2011
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Walter,
> The Help Activity we want to work from is 11.3.0. It is version 13 and was
> updated by Bastien, David Farning, and Brian Jordan. I don't think they did
> anything with the Turtle Art Activity. As far as I can see, the last work on
> it was done in 2008 during, or soon after, the Book Sprint. I you have
> 11.3.0 running on an XO you can check it over and be sure of the status and
I thought that the idea was to pull fresh content from the Wikibooks
we had written and that the TA book was one of the sources, hence I
updated it. I'll try downloading the latest help activity bits and
check them. Are they not available on ASLO?
> We should be able to import chapters from other FLOSS manuals, such as your
> Turtle Art manual, although I have had some difficulty making it work.
> Tuukka wrote the latest version of booki and he is going to check it to see
> if there is a problem that needs fixing.
> Sandra Thaxter wasn't at the SF Summit but has signed up to help with the
> Turtle Art sections. You may wish to contact her and sign up to work with
> her. Links and directions for doing so are here: http://j.mp/xomanual
Is this somehow different from editing the wikibook? Doesn't make sense.
> People will be working remotely and then cutting and pasting their work into
> booki or entering it directly at the booki site. That is why we need to know
> how to get the current version on our laptops. Then everyone can work in the
> mode they are most comfortable with.
It is fine to let people work in whatever way they want, but we need a
common place to put the results. If that is not the wikimanual, then
why isn't it simply the wiki itself?
I guess I should have been there in person instead of trying to
participate remotely :P
>> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:40:58 -0400
>> Subject: Re: Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and
>> From: walter.bender at gmail.com
>> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
>> CC: support-gang at laptop.org; iaep-request at lists.sugarlabs.org;
>> devel at lists.laptop.org; dowdle at montanalinux.org; christian at linux.com
>> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>
>> > Hi Folks,
>> > As most of you already know, a group of people have volunteered to write
>> > an
>> > up-to-date revision of the Help Activity that will be available online,
>> > in a
>> > print version via Lulu, and on the XO itself. We set things up at the
>> > great
>> > Community Summit in San Francisco last weekend, and are ready to start
>> > work.
>> Do you know if the updates I made to the Turtle Art manual were pulled in?
>> > We want to take advantage of the most recent revisions that are
>> > currently
>> > available in the Help Activity rather than the older, more "dated"
>> > versions
>> > in the older online FLOSS manual. Why reinvent the wheel? All previous
>> > authors and editors will be credited in the new version.
>> > The most up-to-date/Sugarized edition is Version 13, as included in
>> > Release
>> > 11.3.0 RC3 / Build 882 (or 883) It is downloadable at:
>> > http://activities.sugarlabs.org//en-US/sugar/addon/4051
>> > Most of us are writing on Macs and PCs running a variety of OS'es. If
>> > someone knows how to download the most up-to-date file (linked above) in
>> > a
>> > readable/editable form on a Mac (or PC), please tell us how and also
>> > post
>> > the instructions on this page http://j.mp/xomanual
>> > And, while you are on that page, if you feel motivated to join in the
>> > revision effort, just sign up for whichever section you would like to
>> > help
>> > with!
>> > Thanks,
>> > chrCaryl
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