Title says it all. Why isn’t the UserGuide (included in the “Welcome” link on Haiku Desktop) included on the Documents page. This is a must, for anybody starting off with haiku/beos. I certainly would have liked to see it on that page when I started off.
The user guide is in the svn repository. It should be easy to keep the website synced with the svn repository and let visitors look at the user guide to get a better feel of Haiku.
The user guide is in the svn repository. It should be easy to keep the website synced with the svn repository and let visitors look at the user guide to get a better feel of Haiku.[/quote]
This should be discussed on the haiku-web mailing list - or an enhancement ticket filed on Trac.
I don’t know much about Trac enhancement tickets, but I will post a comment on the Haiku-Documentation mailing-list. If anything else can be done to get it on the Documents page, I think it would be important and also a first step to getting people involved and using Haiku.
You can go to http://dev.haiku-os.org/ - login or register there and create a “new ticket”
Again with the mailing lists … I hate mailing lists. Forums are so much easier and more powerful.
And so easy to wipe out…a single server dies and every message here is gone and there’s nothing any individual can do about it…whereas each person on the mailing list can choose to archive every message they send or receive. Forums are good for communication where the people communicating have little interest in the longevity of content.
I’ll even quote Stippi’s email from today:
And so, you’re complaints about how you despise mailing lists are not changing much.
I’m personally reading the develop mailing list. Not that I’m a developer, but I learn lots there. I’ve been using mailing-lists since I first started using open-source software and using linux. Forums are filled with people just bursting out whatever comes to their minds. But this is off topic.
I opened my thread here to check out what End-Users thought. Please post about the UserGuide on the documents page.
A bit late, but still wanted to let you know that (back in late July) I did add a link to the Haiku User Guide in the Documents page. Thanks for making the suggestion!