Re: GNOME Installation Howtos
- From: Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org>
- To: Darton Williams <dartonw gmail com>
- Cc: GNOME web <gnome-web-list gnome org>, marketing-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Installation Howtos
- Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:14:36 -0600
On Tue, 2010-02-16 at 11:42 -0500, Darton Williams wrote:
> Hi All,
> In reference to http://website-editors.gnome.org/download/installation:
> The only existing links to Howtos were for *BSD. Since these guides
> were on the official distribution websites, it made sense to try and
> find guides on the official site for each of the other listed distros.
> However, many are nonexistent and others such as PCLinuxOS recommend a
> fork built with GNOME.
> So the question is, should we find reliable unofficial guides (e.g.
> howtoforge) to fill in the blanks, or simply remove the distros
> without official guides and try to focus on the distros with? I've
> started this with the 2.28 list, taking the distros listed on older
> versions which do have official guides.
> Also, I think the distinction between the versions and the presence of
> different distros in each version list may confuse people.
First, thank you so much for helping review and edit the content.
For both the Distributions and the Installation page, I agree that the
presence of multiple versions is confusing. I believe we should only
link to the latest release, in this case 2.28. (I also think we should
list the distros alphabetically to avoid the perception of playing
For installation, I think the original intent of that page was to give
an overview for building from source or using jhbuild, not for
upgrading / installing GNOME on distros. I think the distro support and
unofficial guides should be out of scope for our website. (Copying the
marketing list for feedback on this).
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