Re: [cookbook] Where are the chefs?


On 11/13/07, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> Diego,  hey.  I've been super busy lately (was in Italy without Internet
> last week) and would rather not rush something like this.

Not really rushing the things, but just trying to wake up people.

> 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.

Yes, agree.

> 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.

Ok, fine with me :). I'll mail some ideas.

Well, great to know you are alive :p


> 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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> >
> --
> John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>

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