Re: Templates directory looks pretty bare

On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 10:54 -0400, Curtis Hovey wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 14:48 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 14:15, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > > b) the Templates folder is visible so users can interact with it easily,
> > > same as Desktop
> > 
> > Yes but then it should be renamed NautilusTemplates or something cause
> > Templates is too generic especially under the Home directory - I had no
> > idea what the empty Templates folder did in FC2 when I first installed
> > it so I deleted that folder! Had I known it was used by Nautilus then I
> > would of course have kept it.
> Solid user documentation is absent in our platform releases.  Our rapid
> releases are confusing developers and users, such as in the case of
> spatial Nautilus and Templates.
> What we need is a document about _Living with GNOME_.  It discusses how
> to use the desktop and it's applications, instead of just indicating
> what they do.  In the case of spatial Nautilus and templates, we pointed
> users and developers to previous conversations, or to essays on other
> sites to explain our reasoning.  Instead, our reasoning should be
> incorporated into our documentation, aided with plenty of examples
> derived from use cases.

I'd recommend that any time anybody comes up with the idea of creating
some new document that they add gnome-doc-list to the CC list. :)

The documentation team has more-or-less decided to split off parts of
the over-crowded User Guide into a 'Tour of the Desktop' type document,
which is effectively what's being suggested here.  There's also been
discussion of creating 'switcher' documentation, i.e. quick guides to
the desktop directed at people switching from other platforms.

Anybody who wants to join the effort is welcome to do so.


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