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From Simon Chappell <>
Subject Re: Improving the manual
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 15:15:16 GMT
On 7/28/05, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> Simon Chappell wrote:
> > On 7/27/05, Roedy Green <> wrote:
> >
> >>The big problem with the Ant manual is the people who wrote it knew
> >>too much. I can see various ways to make it more intelligible to the
> >>first timer:
> >
> >
> > Well, I actually like the Ant manual just the way it is. I find it
> > very useful and I get pretty much what I need from it. So please don't
> > force it to change.
> >
> > Now, that said, I am in favour of the creation of documentation more
> > directly targetted at the first time or still quite new user. There
> > are a number of introductions to ant, but something that would take
> > it's time and that explained the concepts would be very useful.
> >
> One thing that would be useful (and has been discussed on the dev list
> recently), is a set of presentations that can be used to explain ant to
> an audience. An introduction to ant would be one of the presentations,
> effective junit another, ... etc.
> these could be both tutorials and things that anyone can use to explain
> ant to others.
> contributions welcome.
> -openoffice only
> -will be published under the asf licence (i.e. freely editable)
> -no non-standard fonts, no matter how nice they are
> -no more than 30 slides (an hour talk with questions) per topic
> -detailed notes underneath the slides for presenters.

I think I just said something like that, before my brain burp caused
me to not send it to the list. :-)


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