[IAEP] Fixing activities documentation for the new UI

Holt holt at laptop.org
Mon Jan 16 08:02:14 EST 2012

Clustering a book sprint around (and including) the wkd of Apr 7/8 when 
several including myself, Christoph, Nancie S. etc should be in Boston, 
might make a ton of sense?

But others should speak up if they have better ideas!

As I'm spending a lot of time in Haiti these days and lost track of the 
rich world's schedules, but will happily join if 
Caryl/Christoph/Pablo/ALL driving forward enthusiasm to make this real =)

On 1/16/2012 6:44 AM, adam wrote:
> 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?
> adam
>> 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 outdated because of all the UI changes made recently.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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