[IAEP] Fixing activities documentation for the new UI

adam adam at flossmanuals.net
Mon Jan 16 06:44:42 EST 2012

hi Adam

On 01/16/2012 12:32 PM, Holt wrote:
> 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 :)

Can we bring this together with a focused doc event? a 5 dayer to 
complete the work and move it on to a new level?


> 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?
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/11.3
> Update our manual-refresh's wiki here please if so, no matter how you
> choose to help!
> http://j.mp/xomanual
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SanFranciscoBayArea/OLPCSF_Community_Summit_2011/Help_Activity_Refresh
> 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 outdated because of all the UI changes made recently.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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