[etoys-dev] Re: [squeakland] Etoys documentation TOC

Timothy Falconer timothy at squeakland.org
Thu Sep 3 07:27:59 EDT 2009


On Sep 3, 2009, at 7:01 AM, Rita Freudenberg wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> as you all know we don't really have an Etoys documentation. So  
> let's start writing it. As I wrote earlier I propose to use FLOSS  
> Manuals. It is used by the olpc and sugar community for writing  
> manuals and books. To get started we should have a TOC outline. Here  
> are my suggestions:
>
> 1. Introduction (short description what etoys is about)
> 2. Getting started (technical description on how to install and  
> start etoys on different operating systems)
> 3. User Interface (painting tools, halo, viewer ...)
> 4. Tiles (describing every available tile)
> 5. Objects (everything from the supplies bin and object catalogue,  
> flaps)
>
> What am I missing? Of course we can have subchapters and also later  
> add main chapters if we find out we need it. Here is the manual for  
> TurtleArt so you can get the idea what our documentation could look  
> like:
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/turtleart
>
> What do you think? If we come up with a TOC outline I can send it to  
> Anne Gentle from FLOSS manuals to set it up and we can start writing:)


Also, just want to highlight that we actually do have some  
documentation (with even a big PDF):

http://squeakland.org/tutorials/guides/

Kathleen's work is concise and useful, and should be used where  
possible in the FLOSS version.

Tim


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