Στις 21-09-2007, ημέρα Παρ, και ώρα 03:43 +0500, ο/η Mustafa Qasim
I was wondering that how much it would be beneficial to
develop interactive flash/video guides instead of long text guides for
certain purposes like teaching newbie how to use the tools required by
a project and let him feel comfortable with the Fedora Project
environment in a short time so, he can start the work(that is actually
needed) instead of wasting his first few days asking how to create
account, where to create the keys and bla bla bla.
Do you think it can be helpful for home users for whom CVS and GPG
Keys etc are alien?
+1, definitely. Screencasts are useful, and that's proved by their
popularity. It would be great if we had screencasts for some "complex"
docs tasks -- I'm about to create one for transifex. It's definitely
better than nothing, having in mind what Paul said: they're more or less
a one-off thing with zero maintenance.
Also, maybe to show off of a default Fedora desktop, a standard anaconda
installation, package management etc. Some people want to see how it
will look like, and don't care that much about learning something or
being able to copy-paste for it. Some people think that yum is still
awfully slow for example, or that there are things that can't be done
compared to apt. A screencast-showoff of this would be great IMO.
In other words, screencasts won't substitute proper documentation. And
heck, if a screencast is important enough for docs purposes, it could be
accompanied by a wiki page with full details, references etc.
In terms of localization, if we have the transcript for every
screencast, we could even localize it with subtitles in sub/srt files.
Kindly share your thought. Please reply with
+1 - If you think yes
-1 - If you think not
further suggestions/comments are more then welcomed.
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