[FM Discuss] Manual update time: Audacity 2.0
tomi at flossmanuals.net
Sun Mar 18 09:14:12 PDT 2012
Seems like there is another manual to coordinate between languages.
We have been planning to do a Finnish GIMP manual based on this old
Creative Commons manual for a very long time, and now it can be done during
the next two months or so:
The writer of the manual is saying that he will not develop it further, but
any wiki can take it and continue developing it.
I noticed that the GIMP manual in English has had some activity in the
What if the Finnish GIMP manual is a remix of the English GIMP manual draft
+ some parts of the old Finnish manual + some completely new chapters? And
then everything has to be updated and edited so that it fits together.
Does this kind of remixing make any sense at all? And can you combine CC
and GPL licensed materials just like that? Would the end result use a
CC/GPL dual license?
GIMP is one of those programs that actually has an active Finnish language
user community, which means finding contributors is a lot easier. But I
don't think that we could do this right now without recycling and remixing
a lot of old content.
So there would be a lot of stuff to do in a couple of months:
- Audacity 2.0 update
- Finishing the OSM translation
- Booki manual update into a Booktype manual
- "GIMP Remix" manual
- Possibly an update of the Inkscape manual
2012/3/18 adam <adam at flossmanuals.net>
> On 17/03/12 23:52, mick fuzz wrote:
> A question for Adam, I know that you had some good interaction with the
>> Audacity community when you did the first book, Do you still have
>> contacts? Do you think they would be interested in a printed FM for
>> Audacity 2.0?
> i think you can write to the list but they prefer to do their 'own' doc
> efforts...they are a very nice bunch though and worth writing to them just
> to let them know its happening
>> One thing that might be nice is to have all new screen shots. There are
>> I think about 4 different kinds of screenshots as the manuals has been
>> I don't know if we can get around this but if we are talking about being
>> able to do a new version of the book for 2.0 which would be great, then
>> it might look nice. That's a good job for the FM interns when we get them.
>> nice one
>> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Tomi Toivio <tomi at flossmanuals.net
>> <mailto:tomi at flossmanuals.net>**> wrote:
>> Have you checked if Audacity 2.0 is really different from Audacity
>> 1.2.6? In the sense that big changes to the manual are needed. I
>> didn't get even that far yet. I looked at it very quickly and it
>> seemed pretty much the same... :)
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