Re: documentation for novice and newbies
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 14:14:43 -0500
Douglas Allan Tutty <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 08:51:42PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 13:28:56 -0500
> > Douglas Allan Tutty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I need to look around further at alioth but I _think_ that we
> > > first need to register a project. I don't know how easy it is to
> > > change the project name later, so I assume its a done deal once
> > > done. If this is the case, can we focus on this first? I vote
> > > for:
> > >
> > > Debian for Newbies and Novices
> > I find this to be a bit long. Suitable rather for a short
> > description (and we don't need to say Debian, alioth is all about
> > Debian) and it doesn't say anything about the main purpuse:
> > documentation. "newbiedoc" is a good name, I wonder if we could use
> > it/move the project to alioth? We could also transfer the existing
> > content under a special section.
> Perhaps it is long, although some projects also seem to be long. I do
> see that it is cumbersome. I did a search for newbie and only got the
> linux bookmarks project; a search for novice had no result.
> The problem with calling it newbiedoc is that there may be problems
> with moving all of newbiedoc (and not all of it is for newbies in the
> sense we're using it). I don't want to try to hijack the newbiedoc
> project. We can look at pulling in individual wiki pages from the
> newbie doc project on a page by page basis.
> A google search for novicedoc only had 2 hits unrelated to computers.
> A google search for novicedoc linux OR debian gave no results.
> A google search for novicedoc site:debian.org gave no results.
> So what about novicedoc as a project title?
> I don't know what all questions alioth asks when one registers a
> project, but for a short description:
> Novicedoc: documentation for novices (people with no computer
> experience) and newbies (computer people new to linux and/or
P.S. I'm still CC'ing d-u until others have subscribed here. That's
also why I didn't trim your reply.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.