A new guide for newbies
Dilip P Kumar
kaambuuu at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 05:03:09 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 16:51 -0500, Gerard Ryan wrote:
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> On 11/26/2010 04:24 PM, Eric "Sparks" Christensen wrote:
> > On 11/24/2010 11:28 AM, Dilip P Kumasi wrote:
> >> Hello Everyone.
> >> I am a newbie, and unfortunately, have been a newbie for a very long
> >> time now. The two biggest hurdles that are stopping me from making any
> >> progress are
> >> 1. I am afraid I might break something
> > I wouldn't be afraid of breaking anything. Our source repositories have
> > the ability to roll back any changes that were made.
> >> 2. I can't figure out where I can fit in the docs team.
> > I haven't seen you in the Docs IRC room or at any of the meetings. Have
> > you been interacting with other members? I wonder what your interests
> > are and if those interests could translate into work in an existing
> > guide or a new guide.
> >> To solve the first problem, I want to ask if it is possible to start a
> >> "Hello World" doc: A doc meant exclusively for newbies, that never gets
> >> published for any release, where everyone is welcome to jump in and get
> >> comfortable with the process without worrying about breaking something.
> > I like this idea. Of course you could do this on your own by generating
> > a guide, new or existing, on your own computer.
> >> Can this be done?
> > If you would like to have a git repository to experiment with I'm sure
> > that can be arranged. Otherwise you can create and build your own
> > guides on your computer using Publican.
> >> --Dilip
> > --Eric
> Hi Dilip and welcome!
> I also like the idea of people creating a sandbox doc so they can get
> comfortable with all the different tools. This could be done using a
> fedorapeople account I think, since that now has git support. 
> As Eric said though, I think the best first step to really get involved
> would be to get onto the #fedora-docs IRC channel. If you don't already
> use IRC, this  should help!
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/fedorapeople.org
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC
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> Gerard Ryan :: mail.gerardryan at gmail.com :: http://grdryn.wordpress.com
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I have been on the IRC (with nickname: kambu) but never realized it was
this important. Thank you for mentioning this, I shall be more active on
the fedora-docs channel.
I wonder how many people are interested in a sandbox doc for the whole
community. I can play with Publican and a git repository on my computer
if I am the only one who wants to do this. If anybody else is interested
in this, then probably we can try a git repository using a fedorapeople
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