Re: Writing free documentation/GNOME books
- From: Preben Randhol <randhol pvv org>
- To: gnome-list gnome org, gnome-hackers gnome org, free-docs-publishing nuclecu unam mx
- Subject: Re: Writing free documentation/GNOME books
- Date: 26 May 1999 19:11:41 +0200
"David C. Mason" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| Preben Randhol <email@example.com> writes:
| > I would say that the User documentation is good at least.
| This is my point exactly. What do you think would make it Great? I
| need to know.. I need you to write, not simply think about it.
I didn't mean at least in the sense not more than good. I meant that
at least the User docu is good, but the developer docu is lacking.
(English is only my second language)
| Agreed, but reference is the first step. If a new developer can't see all
Yes of course.
| that is available to him/her then a tutorial will only teach them the
| exercise in it.
True but I feel that the GTK reference manual is getting there. The
GNOME one can do with some work :-) But of course reference manuals
are the first step.
| We have to remember that there is a large amount of developers who
| just don't read the source, they read the reference.
Well I do the opposite I read the source because I only have the
reference. Many times it is not clear at all how to use a set of
functions together. This is where the documentation (call it tutorial)
comes in. It explains the philosophy of the library...
Preben Randhol iEmacs is the best editor<ESC>
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