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Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby macxi » Feb 8th, '13, 02:27

Hi,
I translated these texts into English in Mageia Wiki:

As I am not a native speaker of English, I think it would be good to do a review of errors in English. Feel free to suggest or corrections. And will be very welcome if the corrections and suggestions occur before the release of Mageia 3 (expected to be launched in 02/abril/2013).

The proposal of these texts is to edit a simple text, for beginners, it can be especially useful for new users of Mageia, which surely will come with the release of Mageia 3, in April 2013.

Note: the same topic in MageiaBrasil Forum Dicas para Iniciante, no wiki Mageia, em pt-Br e en
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Re: Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby filip » Feb 8th, '13, 11:44

Impressive! Thanks macxi.
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Re: Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby isadora » Feb 8th, '13, 15:15

Can only follow filip in his comment, great job!!!
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Re: Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 8th, '13, 20:30

@macxi:
Just some advice: Please keep them version-agnostic, e.g. remove the Mageia 2 from the page title, and only update them when a new Mageia version was
released and/or changes need to be made. The last two linked pages should probably also be linked from here: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Software_management and probably also here https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Newcomers_start_here

Also please check always if there are existing wiki pages, which could be extended/improved, like for your first linked page: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Installation ... _a_Live_CD
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Re: Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby macxi » Feb 9th, '13, 03:13

Hi,

Marja, Dbg, Pierre Jarillon, Doktor5000, Isadora and filip, thanks for the suggestions and corrections.

doktor5000 wrote:@macxi:
Just some advice: Please keep them version-agnostic, e.g. remove the Mageia 2 from the page title, and only update them when a new Mageia version was
released and/or changes need to be made.

I agree, but I think it is important to indicate which version of Mageia is recommended that documentation. How can this be done?

doktor5000 wrote:The last two linked pages should probably also be linked from here: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Software_management and probably also here https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Newcomers_start_here

Done: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Software_man ... rnal_links
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Newcomers_start_here

doktor5000 wrote:Also please check always if there are existing wiki pages, which could be extended/improved, like for your first linked page: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Installation ... _a_Live_CD

I checked and it appeared that the existing texts are for medium or advanced user and I'm suggesting making a special text for novice user.
with simple texts and directing the basic use graphical interface, with links for those who wish to read more about other more complex issues or the use of text-mode.



    Note 2: These texts are a proposal for specific documentation to help novice users, but must be adequate guidelines for documentation of Mageia. If these texts are duplicates, I agree that they should be merged with other texts or deleted
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Re: Help texts for Beginner in Mageia Wiki, in English

Postby padula » Feb 9th, '13, 16:45

Congratulations, macxi great job to our mageia distro!
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