[OLPC library] [support-gang] Suggested Activity Chapter Structure

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Apr 7 10:48:44 EDT 2012

Good morning everyone,

I added a modified version of the chapter structure to
is based on a discussion with Walter.

Personally I tend to believe that we should start thinking about locking
this down as the canonical, full version for each Activity. Again, your
milage may vary depending on the Activity and I don't think we should
consider this to be the absolute law. But it's a good starting point and
since it's day 2 of 5 we should stick to it and move on with writing text
rather than discussing this for much more (at least that's my 2 eurocents).

I'm on IRC (#olpc-help) and Skype in case anyone wants to get in touch


On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Christoph Derndorfer <
e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for the fast feedback.
> @Caryl: "Using" for me is the more traditional manual-style (which we have
> right now) and focuses on what the software does. I do believe that this
> should be separate from the "Applying" or your "Learning with" (which I
> much prefer over "Applying").
> @Cherry: Given that the content we produce here won't just be available in
> the form of the current Help Activity (but also on wiki pages, a possible
> print edition, an online version, etc.) the length of a menu in one of
> these options shouldn't dictate our content choices IMHO. Aside of that:
> Which sections do you think we should consolidate?
> @Tony: Similarly to my comment to Cherry I think that the alternative you
> suggest might well be better suited for a specific artifact such as the
> print edition but I do think there's a value to having "where to get it"
> and "reporting bugs" on other artifacts such as w.l.o. Plus I also think
> that the "where to get it" information (most likely pointing towards ASLO)
> is useful as it's a place to get updates, etc. while the Control Panel's
> Update functionality isn't completely doing its job.
> Just my 2 eurocents,
> Christoph
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM, <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
>> I added an abbreviated alternative at the wiki
>> Deleted things like where to get it and reporting bugs
>> Tony
>> > >  Good structure, but it is a bit long. Some people will feel that they
>> > > need to have every topic.  Also, prefer to use "Learning With
>> <Activity>"
>> > > instead of "Using <Activity>" or "Applying <Activity>."  Learning is
>> what
>> > > this is all about... right?
>> > > Caryl
>> _______________________________________________
>> Library mailing list
>> Library at lists.laptop.org
>> http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/library
> --
> Christoph Derndorfer
> volunteer, OLPC (Austria) [www.olpc.at]
> editor, OLPC News [www.olpcnews.com]
> contributor, TechnikBasteln [www.technikbasteln.net]
> e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu

Christoph Derndorfer

volunteer, OLPC (Austria) [www.olpc.at]
editor, OLPC News [www.olpcnews.com]
contributor, TechnikBasteln [www.technikbasteln.net]

e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/library/attachments/20120407/442b59ca/attachment.html>

More information about the Library mailing list