[IAEP] Fixing activities documentation for the new UI

Holt holt at laptop.org
Mon Jan 16 06:32:12 EST 2012

Caryl Bigenho, Christoph Derndorfer, I & others have been laying 
groundwork since Oct/SF but as we all know this is Hell^h^h^h^hGod's 
thankless work :)

Everyone who can pitch in taking screenshots of critical/latest 
Activities is an absolute hero, particularly for these Activities 
included in Release 11.3.0?


Update our manual-refresh's wiki here please if so, no matter how you 
choose to help!


On 1/16/2012 6:10 AM, adam wrote:
> hi
> I would like to propose a doc summit for sugar/olpc. Fm can facilitate 
> a series of sprints to get everything up to date. However we would 
> need to work together to raise the funds to make it happen. I am happy 
> to put work into this from our side (FM)  - who can take the lead from 
> Sugars side?
> adam
> On 01/15/2012 03:13 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>> On 14 January 2012 07:02, Walter Bender<walter.bender at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Pablo Flores<pflores2 at gmail.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Yesterday we discussed with Sridhar Dhanapalan and other 
>>>> OLPC-Australia team
>>>> people the impact of updating the Sugar version on their 
>>>> deployment. One of
>>>> the unforeseen impacts comes to the documentation they have made for
>>>> training their teachers, as it has plenty of screenshots and videos 
>>>> that got
>>>> outdated because of all the UI changes made recently.  This will 
>>>> bring an
>>>> important amount of work for updating...
>>>> One of the things that could be very helpful for them would be 
>>>> having the
>>>> floss manuals updated. I took a look at the manuals of "classic" 
>>>> activities
>>>> and they weren't updated. It would be great if some of the 
>>>> contributors who
>>>> worked on those manuals could lend a hand for having them updated.
>>>> Looking further, I think there should be some way for keeping the 
>>>> activities
>>>> documentation updated, or at least having a single place to see for 
>>>> each
>>>> activity how much updated its documentation is. Looking for ideas 
>>>> for having
>>>> this done.
>>>> Would it make sense including documentation updating in the 
>>>> upstreaming
>>>> process somehow?
>>> Perhaps a coincidence? I was corresponding with Adam this morning
>>> about the possibility of organizing a sprint to update the Sugar
>>> manuals. I was going to put out a call for a champion on the Sugar
>>> side to help organize it. Any takers?
>>> -walter
>> The discussion with Pablo was on the same topic, so not just a 
>> coincidence.
>> Our OS (based on Dextrose 3) is mostly Sugar 0.94 as included in OLPC
>> OS 11.3.1. We've made some changes, but nothing too drastic. Updated
>> documentation on Sugar 0.94 and its activities would take us most of
>> the way there.
>> Sridhar
>> Sridhar Dhanapalan
>> Engineering Manager
>> One Laptop per Child Australia

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