Re: need help in tutorial(alpha)

Hi Joe, my hero

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 08:37 -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
We really, *really* need some hero to take over the tutorial and finish
it off.  ...

Hey, I've been lurking around here in awe of the great work you guys 
have done on gtk-perl; maybe this is something I could help with. 
However, I think it really takes an expert to write a good tutorial, and 
I'm no expert at Gtk, or Perl (although I think there are only about 5 
Perl _experts_... maybe it's some kind of cosmic limit).

The tutorial would benefit of the point of view from a newcomer, as he
or she knows better what are the pitfalls and the tricky issues when
dealing with Perl and GTK.

For the time being, the editorial choice was to follow the C tutorial,
to the point of actually lifting entire chapters from it, and landing
them after a short editing inside the Perl version.  Once feature
equivalence was reached, the plan was to add the more Perl-ish sections,
like some recipes or examples where gtk-perl is actually easier for the
new user than C.

James Curbo and me left two files about the coding and writing style for
the tutorial: you can find them here:*checkout*/gtk2-perl/gtk2-perl-tutorial/Style*checkout*/gtk2-perl/gtk2-perl-tutorial/Style.docbook

As long as someone with better skills than mine will agree to be an 
editor, and promise to answer some dumb questions, I'll give it a go.

The entire tutorial is in CVS: you can download the source SGML file,
change it and then send me patches: I'll try and review them as soon as
I receive them; if I'm being lazy, you're authorised to complain
publicly on the list about me being the bottleneck: within 24 hours, a
couple of guys with a blowtorch will be shipped to my address and I
won't be a bottleneck anymore, I swear.


Emmanuele Bassi - <ebassi gmail com>

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