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Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« on: November 24, 2016, 10:13:27 PM »
 

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I'm going to spend some time between now and 3.4 to add to the Help Manual. If there is anything I have overlooked, please let me know in this thread.

- An example of a good suggestion - the recent "Lite Software - Change Repository Location" suggestion from another thread.
- An example of a bad suggestion - "Please include a tutorial for installing KDE"

Any suggestion must be relevant to what we already offer.

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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 10:26:31 PM »
 

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Not sure if already included or wanted. Since it is non GUI application tool. I use it alot myself and help others online  trouble shoot problems with it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 10:30:29 PM »
 

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I'm looking for 'point and click' tutorials - think Grandma who has never used a pc before, and her first experience is Linux Lite. That basic.
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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 02:07:11 AM »
 

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I've added some new content to the Manual (online Manual shows these). Would someone mind writing up a short, plain English explanation of what Wine is and what you use it for? Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 07:16:25 PM »
 

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I've added some new content to the Manual (online Manual shows these). Would someone mind writing up a short, plain English explanation of what Wine is and what you use it for? Thank you.


In short (plain English explanation):

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Wine application is a compatibility layer capable of running many Windows programs in Linux.


A bit more descriptive: 

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Wine application is a compatibility layer capable of running many Windows programs in Linux. Software programs are designed for different operating systems, and most won't work on systems that they weren't designed for.

Windows programs won't natively run in Linux because they contain instructions that the system can't understand until they're translated by the Windows environment. In that same way, Linux programs won't run under the Windows operating system because Windows is unable to interpret all of their instructions.

Through Wine's compatibility layer, when a Windows program tries to perform a function that Linux doesn't normally understand, Wine will translate that program's instruction into one supported by Linux.


I think that's plain enough, and boldly describes what it is and what it does.
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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 09:17:33 PM »
 

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Thank you ralphy, perfect, new info added to the Help Manual.
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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2016, 02:53:32 AM »
 

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Small typo in:
 Systemback - Creating a Live ISO of your installation
(/usr/share/doc/litemanual/tutorials.html#systembackiso)

currently it reads:
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Leave the options are they are shown in the image below.

expected:
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Leave the options as they are shown in the image below.
Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 01:33:38 AM by LL-user
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2016, 03:03:07 AM »
 

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Thanks LL-user, all fixed via github.
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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2016, 03:23:16 AM »
 

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Do you prefer stuff like this logged via GitHub?
 

Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2016, 03:24:27 AM »
 

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Do you prefer stuff like this logged via GitHub?

Yes please, just start a new Issue.
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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2016, 03:42:11 AM »
 

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OK, will do in the future for issues.

Suggestions I'll still post here for discussion. Like the following one :)

Greatest improvement for the already outstanding Help Manual I would consider the implementation of a search functionality.
 

Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 10:27:34 AM »
 

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OK, will do in the future for issues.

Suggestions I'll still post here for discussion. Like the following one :)

Greatest improvement for the already outstanding Help Manual I would consider the implementation of a search functionality.

You can submit that as an Issue on Github. I would then label it as an 'enhancement'. I've previously looked at ways to include an offline search function in the Help Manual. I'm willing to entertain suggestions for a solution. It has to be offline as the Help Manual still needs to be searched if someones internet connection goes down.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »
 

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Re: Help Manual Suggestions wanted
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
 

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FYI, here's a page that explains step-by-step how aptosid uses "recoll" indexer to achieve an offline search for their user manual

h t t p : / / manual.aptosid.com/en/manual-search-en.htm
 

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FYI, here's a page that explains step-by-step how aptosid uses "recoll" indexer to achieve an offline search for their user manual

h t t p : / / manual.aptosid.com/en/manual-search-en.htm


Thanks mookie, I'll take a look.
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