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From Daniel Hinojosa <dhinoj...@slashdotmedia.com>
Subject Re: Guide for new contributors
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:09:11 GMT
this.


On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Dave Brondsema <dave@brondsema.net> wrote:

> On 1/3/14 3:52 PM, Tim Van Steenburgh wrote:
> > On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Dave Brondsema wrote:
> >> On 1/3/14 1:08 PM, Tim Van Steenburgh wrote:
> >>> We've published a Getting Started guide for new Allura contributors at
> http://allura.sourceforge.net/docs/contributing.html. To accompany the
> guide, we've created a new 'bitesize' ticket label to identify open tickets
> that may be suitable for new contributors. Bitesize tickets can be found at
> https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/search/?q=labels%3Abitesize(link is also included
in the docs).
> >>>
> >>> If you're interested in contributing to Allura, don't be intimidated -
> jump in and we'll help you!
> >>
> >> Yay :) We've been sorely missing that type of guide.
> >>
> >> I've had one person suggest to me that docs about "Using Allura" would
> be
> >> helpful. End-user docs about setting up a project, using the tools,
> etc. We
> >> don't have any of that in our docs. The SourceForge support docs at
> >> https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/documentation/Docs%20Home/ do cover
> those
> >> topics, but also cover other SourceForge-specific things.
> >>
> >> What does everyone thing about adding a "Using Allura" section to our
> docs,
> >> initially containing specific targeted links to SourceForge pages, with
> >> appropriate notes/disclaimer that there are some SourceForge-specific
> items
> >> within those pages?
> >>
> > I agree that we should have docs on "Using Allura." Starting with links
> to SF docs is a perfectly acceptable beginning imho - certainly better than
> nothing. If we (or anyone) has the bandwidth to eventually add screencasts
> and such, even better.
> >
> > Here's an existing ticket that lists some stuff that would be needed in
> such documentation: https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/5943/
> >
> > Other doc-related tickets here:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/search/?q=labels%3Adocs+%26%26+status%3Aopen
>
> Got that started at http://allura.sourceforge.net/docs/using.html
>
> Wayne, screencasts would be great, but one downside is that when they get
> out of
> date there's no easy way to update them (whereas text and screenshots can
> be
> updated in-place).
>
>
> --
> Dave Brondsema : dave@brondsema.net
> http://www.brondsema.net : personal
> http://www.splike.com : programming
>               <><
>



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