Fedora Activity Day at SCaLE 7x
FAD SCaLE Details
- Date: Friday, February 20, 2009
- Place: Midway Room, Mezzanine Level, Westin Los Angeles Airport
- Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note: A Fedora Birds of a Feather meeting will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Friday at the Midway Room -- either a continuation of work will or just a social hour will take place there
At the end of your participation in the FAD we are asking you to take the brief Post FAD survey for SCaLE 7x.
Tasks currently target: Fedora 12 User Guide
The task list below has four stages:
- Fact Check
- This stage just changes all factual information so that it syncs up with the facts for F12. If the default browser happens to be Dillo instead of Firefox for this release, the Fact Check stage should reflect this after completion.
- (Re)write Chapter
- This stage is for two things: re-fact checking and then editing the formatting and organization of sections so that it lines up with all of our conventions. This could mean anything from fixing headers to putting in admons (like the ones at the bottom of this page) to making sure that the standard installation process is referenced instead of including it inline.
- This is for the English majors. Make the page grammatically sound while keeping our conventions and a technical writing style in mind. Extra points go for stylizing the writing as long as it doesn't conflict with the core goals of readability and simplicity in comprehension.
- Edit Format/XML Conversion
- Somebody get this chapter into DocBook XML!
|Chapter||Status||Fact check||(Re)write chapter||Edit/wordsmith||Edit format/XML conversion|
|User Guide - Introduction||Done, provisionally||Do again before XML||Done (danielsmw)||n/a||(do this last)|
|User Guide - The Fedora Desktops|
|User Guide - Logging in||Draft||In progress||Rewritten (danielsmw)||Assign me!||Not ready|
|User Guide - Tour of the GNOME Desktop|
|User Guide - Tour of the KDE Desktop|
|User Guide - Tour of the Xfce Desktop|
|User Guide - Media|
|User Guide - Connecting to the Internet|
|User Guide - Accessing the Web|
|User Guide - Communications|
|User Guide - Office Tools|
|User Guide - Financial Software|
|User Guide - Playing Multimedia|
|User Guide - Playing Games|
|User Guide - Managing Photos|
|User Guide - Sharing Your Desktop|
|User Guide - Customizing the Desktop|
|User Guide - Managing Software|
Notes to Contributors
Whenever we discuss an application not installed by default, we should put a note about having to install it. The note should look like this:
- To install the package claws-mail, read the chapter on managing software. You can install claws-mail by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum. More information about Claws Mail is available at: http://claws-mail.org/.
Of course, this should be edited according to the application name, package name, and application home page, but try to use this template for consistency's sake.
- Also note that I just made this convention up, so don't feel like you should have known this before. If you have suggestions or comments, let me know.
--Danielsmw 15:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Whenever we add something that would be nice to have in the user's guide but isn't necessary for the basic desktop user who just migrated fresh from Windows (example: discussion of FTP programs, advanced discussion of yum on the command line), we should add a template to let the confused user know not to worry about this section if they don't want to. This is what I've come up with right now:
That, again, is just my current idea until someone suggests or comments on that. Let me know in IRC or on the list. --Danielsmw 15:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
The items below will be going on from around 9am - 5pm. There will be breaks and such, but they are treated much like a sprint. We're here to get something accomplished so it may be longer, or shorter. Come on by and help us out for an hour or all day, we'd love to have you there!
Packaging of Fonts
There are approximately 50-75 fonts that are not packaged in Fedora. These fonts are generally easy to package and take about 30-60 minutes a piece. The expected amount of fonts to be packaged at the Font Packaging FAD will be around 10-15.
Some fonts we may be able to package
|Banana Peels fonts|
|Goody Bookletter 1911 fonts - There's actually 4 or 5 fonts from the crufty fonts list|
|Letters Laughing fonts||Clint Savage|
|WoodardWorks Laconic fonts|
|the Dustin Norlander fonts not packaged in Fedora yet (Sven Lankes' two Dustin packages should provide good examples)|
|Ancient Scripts fonts|
The Fedora User Guide is developed on the wiki, edited in place, and prepared for conversion to DocBook XML. We are going to work on starting and completing chapters for the User Guide. Our goal is to make a significant dent in the User Guide tasks and possibly some of the project tasks.
|9:00am||Breakfast and getting organized|
|9:30am||Introductions and getting started|
|10:00am||Introduction to working with a wiki|
|10:30am||User Guide write and edit|
|11:00am||User Guide write and edit; completed chapters conversion to XML|
|11:30am||User Guide write and edit; completed chapters converted to XML|
|1:30pm||Short intro to RPM Font Packaging|
|2:00pm||Build your first Font Package Tutorial|
|3:00pm||First Font Package Complete and Built|
|3:30pm||Submit Bugzilla Ticket for Package Review|
|4:00pm||Font Packaging / Docs Stuff|
|4:30pm||Font Packaging / Docs Stuff|
|5:00pm||Font Packaging / Docs Stuff|
|5:30pm||Font Packaging / Docs Stuff|
|6:00pm||FAD success dinner|