Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: "Paul J. Wilson" <paulj.wilson@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] educating users
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:31:15
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] educating users by Chris Gianelloni
On 9/19/05, Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote: 
> > On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 02:07 -0400, Bryan Quigley wrote: > > I am a noob with gentoo and linux. Are you trying to make it harder > > for me to install gentoo, and make it take more time? > > I think what Andrew is trying to do is curb the people out there that > think that using a graphical installer makes Gentoo any easier to > install, when it does not. > > > gentoo was my first real attempt at linux, and I installed it as I > > read the handbook. I didnt read and master the handbook before > > starting the install. > > You don't have to read and master it, you just have to follow it. The > problem here is stemming from people that are refusing to read the > Handbook, then wondering why they can't get Gentoo installed and are > starting to flood our support channels with questions answered in the > Handbook. > > > If you believe that someone having trouble with gentoo would ask it on > > a list instead of reading the handbook. Then might they just ask the > > questions from the test? > > Exactly. This is the reason why I think any kind of quiz would be > pretty pointless. Perhaps a starting page that tells the user that the > documentation is located in the Handbook and that they should read the > Handbook before asking questions would be good, but anything as > pervasive as a quiz is pretty much wasted time on both the developer's > part and the user's. > > Do we need a copy of the Handbook on the CD for use by the installer? > That shouldn't be a problem and is of minimal size. One other thing > that we will need is information on the installer added to the Handbook, > as right now, a lot of assumptions are made that the users will be able > to translate the command-line options from the Handbook into clicks (or > selections) in the installer front-ends. > > Yes, it is going to take a lot of work. Yes, it is going to suck. Yes, > I recommend trying to find and bribe one of the docs team members into > being an installer docs monkey for a short while. ;] > > -- > Chris Gianelloni > Release Engineering - Strategic Lead > Games - Developer > Gentoo Linux > > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQBDLrvykT4lNIS36YERAp98AJwOJJ2r3H3n1toF4NEoyBtFsYC27ACgjzp4 > 8DYlg9zzxDFYaAgYs8BaCoo= > =ZgHg > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > >


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Re: [gentoo-installer] educating users Michael Miller <1337mail@×××××.com>