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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: Idiot's guide
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 02:28:48 GMT

I hope all the info you need to write new or improve the docos is here:

If you need more info, don't hesitate to ask. We will be glad to help you.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

On Mar, 17 de Mayo de 2005, 13:19, dijo:
> Hello all,
> I have just found Forrest.  I am a total newbie with XML and any kind of
> program of this nature.  Forrest looks like an excellent tool for my
> needs.  I had been playing with writing in docbook in Oxygen, but this
> seems much simpler for my needs - once I figure out how to use it.
> I have found that the documentation is not very good for a total noob like
> me.  There are certain assumptions made and gaps that I have had to work
> through.  I really do like the concept of this project though so I have
> been patiently screwing stuff up and fixing it to get the hang of it all.
> I've started taking notes on the things that I messed up or felt the need
> to guess. I would like to either create or contribute to an existing
> beginners documentation that is really down on the level of an idiot's
> guide, step-by-step (like "Where should I unzip the file?" - I knew this,
> but you get the idea).  One of my problems was that in setting the
> environment variables I just copied and pasted what was there on the web
> page(%PATH%;%FORREST_HOME%\bin) for the PATH setting and so I overwrote
> all the stuff that was in my path already.  I had to go back and manually
> fix my path variable (and lord knows if I got everything).  I am much more
> knowledgeable about html, css and php then I am about the windows OS.  I
> think there are more and more people who are looking for tools to help
> them and are willing to invest some time to figure it out - if they have a
> clear guide and can ascertain whether or not they can figure it out in a
> reasonable amount of time.
> Anyway, I am willing to help with newbie documentation in any way you see
> useful.  Please let me know where to go, who to get in touch with.
> Thanks
> Addi

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