[Etoys] XO end-user doc

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Dec 4 17:00:59 EST 2007

Just saw the note below on the library list - which reminded me that  
the Etoys part of the "kids guide" is a bit sparse:


Can we start real Etoys documentation now that the UI should be  
reasonably stable and feature-complete?

Should we make the Quick Guides accessible on the Web?

Also, did Alan work on the OLPC-Etoys book in the mean time?

- Bert -

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org>
> Date: December 4, 2007 20:51:18  GMT+01:00
> To: Seth Woodworth <seth at isforinsects.com>
> Cc: OLPC content/software library discussions <library at laptop.org>,  
> Anne Gentle <annegentle at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [OLPC library] XO end-user doc status update
> Let's get back to this.  We're trying to freeze the interface  
> strings for
> the next library release this weekend; and to stop adding any new  
> content
> bundles or documents next Friday; that leaves a bit of time for  
> refining
> a beautiful manual.
> I'd aim for two formats : pdf for everyone / for the web; and XO- 
> html, to
> ship on the laptops : formatted to be comfortably readable in ebook- 
> mode
> on the XO (with reasonable page breaks, looking decent in both  
> portrait
> and landscape mode).
> SJ
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Seth Woodworth wrote:
>> Anne,
>> My background is in Pre-press and Desktop Publishing software.  I  
>> would be
>> more than happy to take the guide and make a print quality pdf out  
>> of it.
>> Actually I volunteered a while back to do so and I never heard  
>> anything.
>> Where would you like to start?
>> Seth Woodworth
>> On Nov 27, 2007 8:52 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> Hello Anne,
>>> Thanks for the update.   As for the photo license -- they are  
>>> currently
>>> under cc-by-sa 2.0 from Flickr.  Christina, your photos are still  
>>> fab
>>> after all these months -- please confirm that we can use them on our
>>> cc-by wiki and in other docs.
>>> A few other people have noticed very slow wiki response; while it  
>>> has been
>>> fine from within Boston; I wonder if our colo has had bad  
>>> connectivity to
>>> part of the country.
>>>> I'm still seeking a page layout person with Word expertise to  
>>>> get a nice
>>>> square manual that Lulu.com could easily print.
>>> For the Author-it materials : let's make a PDF of what is there  
>>> tomorrow,
>>> and see how it looks.  I'll put you in touch with the group that  
>>> does our
>>> other layouts re: the layout.  And I have some online-safety  
>>> materials to
>>> share as well.  Teacher materials will be showing up in reports  
>>> from the
>>> field and in collections more rapidly as the first phase of  
>>> trials ends.
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