[FM Discuss] [IAEP] Sugar users manual
adam at flossmanuals.net
Wed Jul 9 13:59:03 PDT 2008
> 1) We should have a suggested style-guide page on flossmanuals. This
> project would be a good opportunity for us to start adding to that.
> The rule of copyediting isn't "correctness" but "consistency." I'd be
> happy to help in style guide development as I have experience in doing
This would be wonderful. Would you feel like taking the lead in getting
this style guide together? I am sure Anne has some ideas on it already
> 2) I would suggest we have a project lead/Editor that helps to
> determine if we've met the necessary goals we want to reach in a
> timely manner. Not a dicator, but someone who can help steer help
> toward things that are most in need of being finished. Specifically,
> it would be good if we could mark pages/sections as "needs rewriting,"
> "needs copy-editing," "needs graphic," etc. A good way to
We are almost finished with a basic status marker for workflow
management of chapters. Should be ready tomorrow.
> 3) It would be good to have the option of going to print. To do that,
> there are a number of print-quality requirements, such as picture DPI
> and other things. We should have a list of technical requirements
> needed to allow for that option in the future.
We have a beta system in place for producing print ready source for
print on demand. I will send a url when its ready for a peak. It
utilises CSS3 for formatting print ready book source from FM...the final
result looks beautiful. if you are dying for a look at the beta I am
happy to send anyone a preview url.
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 12:34 AM, Brian Jordan <brian at laptop.org>
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> > Greg Dekoenigsberg schrieb:
> >> On Tue, 8 Jul 2008, Walter Bender wrote:
> >>> I can participate if it is in the second-half of August...
> I have lots
> >>> more material from when I made the "getting started" guide
> sitting on
> >>> the "cutting room floor".
> >> I think it's worth considering making this and pitching it
> to O'Reilly. In
> >> the same format as Karl Fogel's "Producing Open Source
> Software" and other
> >> works: available for sale, but freely licensed.
> >> The creation of a physical artifact that can be purchased
> in stores is "a
> >> big deal" and would go a long way towards establishing
> credibility and
> >> permanence. "Holy crap, Sugar must be for real -- they're
> selling the book
> >> in Barnes and Noble! With a Live CD!"
> > That's an excellent idea and I think it would be great to
> make a Live-CD and
> > Sugar documentation available to the masses! :-)
> This is a fantastic idea. A publication with step by step
> creation instructions and a liveCD with the barebones
> (templates?) referenced in the publication would provide a
> starting point for developers interested in our project, even
> who don't have an XO yet.
> I'd be more than willing to help with pyGame/OLPCGames
> instructions/templates--I've been working through this sort of
> activity creation process all summer.
> >> "Make no small plans." Daniel Burnham. :)
> >> --g
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