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<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/19/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Chris Gianelloni</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 02:07 -0400, Bryan Quigley wrote:<br>> I am a noob with gentoo and linux. Are you trying to make it harder
<br>> for me to install gentoo, and make it take more time?<br><br>I think what Andrew is trying to do is curb the people out there that<br>think that using a graphical installer makes Gentoo any easier to<br>install, when it does not.
<br><br>> gentoo was my first real attempt at linux, and I installed it as I<br>> read the handbook. I didnt read and master the handbook before<br>> starting the install.<br><br>You don't have to read and master it, you just have to follow it. The
<br>problem here is stemming from people that are refusing to read the<br>Handbook, then wondering why they can't get Gentoo installed and are<br>starting to flood our support channels with questions answered in the<br>Handbook.
<br><br>> If you believe that someone having trouble with gentoo would ask it on<br>> a list instead of reading the handbook. Then might they just ask the<br>> questions from the test?<br><br>Exactly. This is the reason why I think any kind of quiz would be
<br>pretty pointless. Perhaps a starting page that tells the user that the<br>documentation is located in the Handbook and that they should read the<br>Handbook before asking questions would be good, but anything as<br>pervasive as a quiz is pretty much wasted time on both the developer's
<br>part and the user's.<br><br>Do we need a copy of the Handbook on the CD for use by the installer?<br>That shouldn't be a problem and is of minimal size. One other thing<br>that we will need is information on the installer added to the Handbook,
<br>as right now, a lot of assumptions are made that the users will be able<br>to translate the command-line options from the Handbook into clicks (or<br>selections) in the installer front-ends.<br><br>Yes, it is going to take a lot of work. Yes, it is going to suck. Yes,
<br>I recommend trying to find and bribe one of the docs team members into<br>being an installer docs monkey for a short while. ;]<br><br>--<br>Chris Gianelloni<br>Release Engineering - Strategic Lead<br>Games - Developer
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