Re: GNOME 2.0 System Admin Guide.
- From: Pat Costello <Patrick Costello Sun COM>
- To: gnome-doc-list gnome org, kirillov math sunysb edu
- Subject: Re: GNOME 2.0 System Admin Guide.
- Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 18:15:16 +0100 (BST)
Some good points there Sasha. We will add those to the list of possible topics.
The abandoned GNOME Admin Guide might be worth a look if only for historical
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> Some obvious things - I am sure you have thought about this yourself,
> but anyway, these are the questions to which I'd like to have an
> - gnome config files: where all the user and system wide settings are
> - how one sets default desktop settings (panel, MIME type binding,
> window manager, theme, etc) for all users (quite a common question for
> - font management: where GNOME apps get their list of available fonts?
> How one adds a font to this list? Which types of fonts are supported
> (AFAIK, both TrueType and Type 1 PS)
> - installation issues: how one installs GNOME: from tarballs, CVS
> scripts, ...
> Also: IIIRC, someone started writing "GNOME Admin Guide" more than a
> year ago. It never got far, but still we might look at it. Does nayone
> remember the details?
> On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 11:36, Pat Costello wrote:
> > The Sun documentation team is planning to make a start on a GNOME 2.0 System
> > Administration Guide sometime in September. Our intention is to make the
> > material as generic as possible so that other community members can use the
> > manual. We have some ideas about possible contents, but we do not have a
> > table of contents (TOC) just yet. When we do have a working idea about the
> > contents, we will publish a provisional TOC.
> > In the meantime, if anyone would like to suggest topics for inclusion in the
> > System Admin Guide, we are keen to listen. I have copied this mail to the
> > developers list as well, as there are doubtless some topics that developers
> > keen to see covered.
> > We only have two or three months to prepare the first publishable draft of
> > manual, so we are working to a tight schedule. If we do not incorporate all
> > suggestions first time around, there will be future revisions in which we
> > expand the manual to include suitable topics.
> > Pat
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