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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > User Guides Revisted
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:44:00 GMT
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Page: User Guides Revisted (

Comment added by Ricardo Berlasso:

A good reason to start all over again is to do it _differently_: ODFAuthors guides are separated
by app (Writer, Calc...) which is not wrong by itself, but can be done better if we consider
that AOO is a highly integrated suite with lot of stuff in common on all apps. 

IMO, starting from scratch is a lot of work, but also provide lots of opportunities: if done
right, it can provide a flexible framework that will make document maintenance more easy.

I need to think about this a bit more... 

In reply to a comment by Kay Schenk:
Scenario 1: 
Not really an option but a default. This is what we have now and I have been greatly tempted
since the release of 3.4 to link to the draft docs for AOO 3.4 at the ODFAuthors site, but
got too busy to bring this up.
(Additioanlly, all documentation areas on the web server and wiki need realignment).

Scenario 2. (my preferred option)

Please elaborate on the "cons" of this option. For example, if work continues with ODFAuthors,
where are the docs really hosted? ODFAuthors is already a well-known site for the documents.
Can we continue to view this entity as the "official" producer/host of the User Guides and
just link/refer people to them? Are we concerned about full control? Why would there be distribution

Scenario 3: 
Nice, but, why start over when a successful process (ODFAuthors) is already in existence.
Additionally, the mechanism for development would need to be determined and maintained,etc.

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