Re: [cookbook] Where are the chefs?

Diego,  hey.  I've been super busy lately (was in Italy without Internet
last week) and would rather not rush something like this.  

I think we need to follow these steps to get this published:

* get a gnome svn account
* write an outline of the sections and which recipes go where
* roughly add them to the various layouts - we can task a couple of
recipes to volunteers here  
* start editing and gathering more pictures if possible - I don't think
we can do the hackergotchi idea since they are too small for print.
Next GUADEC we should get everyone together and have the GNOME artists
take pictures and create for-print hackergotchis.  We can then do a
second edition.

We still need cover art but can worry about that later.

As for the layouts I am going to make you the lead on that since you
have shown the most interest.  Figure out how you want to incorporate
the other guy's work.  We could use one layout to highlight certain
recipes or use one layout per section or just rotate which layout is
used for verity.  Also think of the colors we will be using per section.
The tango icon set pastels might look good in print. 
On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 22:30 -0500, Diego Escalante Urrelo wrote:
> Hello hello fellow hippies,
> is it my spam filter or this list is in zombie state?
> Remember the wiki:
> (IRC: #gnome-cookbook)
> Well besides ping-ing, I wanted to propose that we set in stone
> whatever we are gonna do, I fear that we are gonna publish the first
> edition of the book in GNOME's 20th anniversary otherwise :).
> Let me propose the following tasks or points:
> - Discuss and propose the "content layout" of the book
>   Which are the sections? shall we include X or Y thing? how are usual cook
>   books organized? shall we use gnomey names on the sections?)
> - Find and set the way we are gonna put all the content together,
>   I'm a total ignorant of collaborative editing so my only guess is that using
>   GNOME's svn and some format like the one used for documentation or that
>   would do it, we would only need to use our template over it and it would be
>   ready.
> - Start putting the content together
>   This is obvious, I would like to see some way to get feedback from people
>   without them needing to checkout the latest book source or something like that
>   Ideas welcome, but it would be cool to have feedback over the receipts of a
>   major audience than us, the footware chefs.
> - Translate, beautify and publish it!
> I'm all for taking a standard "content layout" and start tweaking it
> over the road, so the first big step would be just knowing how to fill
> the content and start filling it. I don't know documentation process
> so I call for the help of others in the list to sugggest a solution.
> So I would ask you all for your feedback on this points, if you agree
> I would ask for feedback on the first one so we get the ball rolling
> (or whatever the expression is, I don't recall :P).
> This is a cool project, I'm sure you didn't subscribe to this list
> just for the sake of getting more spam, so let's not let it go
> vaporware zombie mode!.
> Greetings,
> Diego
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