4 Dec 2012 gpoo   » (Master)

The pizza is still warm

The User Help Hackfest started on Thursday 17th. Since then, we have been working in two tasks: user help and developer documentation.

Our host at CDOT (Centre for Development of Open Technology), Chris Tyler, organized a lunchtime talk where Shaun McCance explained the evolution of GNOME and showed the upcoming GNOME 3, followed by a session of Q&A. The audience was very interested in our next version and they made plenty of questions.

Documentation Hackfest at Toronto
From left to right: Tiffany, Jim, Shaun, Ryan, Johannes, Phil and Natalia.

In the user help the following documentation has been worked:

  • Having a GNOME session (working with the shell)
    • Starting applications (different ways of launching apps), windows
      handling (organisation, maximization, etc.), workspaces (“what the
      hell are workspaces?
      “), opening files (Tiffany Antopolski)
  • System settings
    • Accessibility (Shaun McCance)
    • File organization and back-ups (Tiffany Antopolski)
    • Hardware setting and troubleshooting (Jim Bull)
    • Look and feel (Natalia Ruz)
    • Mouse and touchpad (Natalia Ruz)
    • Mouse and touchpad (Natalia Ruz)
    • Power management (Phil Bull)
    • Printing (Jim Campbell)
    • Searching (Tiffany Antopolski)
    • Session management (Phil Bull)
    • Users handling (Jim Campbell)
    • Session fingerprint authentication (Paul W. Frieds):

Also, Shaun McCance also did some changes in Yelp to make it more appealing when showing documentation.

On the other hand, there was a cleanup of modules under gnome-devel-docs. Johannes Schmid has been working on demos in several languages for getting started with GNOME and I have been working updating and completing the platform overview.

The organization has been quite good, Ryan Lortie even managed to receive us with two warms days in Toronto :-) And, every morning we get muffins thanks to Syllogist (also known as Shaun McCance’s start-up).

Other posts:

If you would like to contribute, join us at #docs (irc.gnome.org), the pizza is still warm.

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Syndicated 2011-03-21 05:32:51 from Personal notes

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