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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

Task List

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

Application Installations

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:

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)

Advanced Topics

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:

Advanced Usage
This content is written for the more advanced user. It assumes that you are comfortable with the command line and have a relatively good knowledge of Linux terminology. It is probably not necessary to using Fedora as a desktop user, but can help a desktop user expand his or her knowledge base and face more complicated troubleshooting issues.

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

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

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

An updated spec template set has been built for F9 and F10, but may not have hit mirrors yet. In that case use the koji versions directly.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.


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.


Time Activity
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
12:00pm Lunch
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