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Re: Pictures in the Installation Guide



David Nalley wrote:
On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 11:21 AM, John J. McDonough <wb8rcr arrl net> wrote:
<big snip>

A lot of the
market is in places that don't speak English, so it would seem to be very
valuable to have the IG in particular full of pictures in the local
language.

Is this really nuts?  Is there a lower priced way to approach this?

--McD

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I'd largely agree that pictures are a bad idea, for the maintenance
issues. However Rudi has been putting in tons of work to make that
happen with this release. I don't envy the work, but provided we
retain Rudi or someone else willing to do the work I am ok with
keeping it.

Thanks for the kind words David :)

I (evidently!) agree that pictures are invaluable, for all the reasons that John has raised. I invite anyone who hasn't seen the screenshots in the new, expanded Installation Guide to check them out. The relevant part of the English version starts here: http://rlandmann.fedorapeople.org/Installation%20Guide/en-US/html/sn-welcome-x86.html

You can find versions in other languages by going to Section 7.10 of any of the languages linked here: http://rlandmann.fedorapeople.org/Installation%20Guide/

Note that the installation process has not yet been completely localised in every language, and has not yet been localised at all in a few.

The bad news is that there's no easy way to maintain these. Every time L10N volunteers add another language, screenshots must be taken anew; and every time an installation step changes, we need new screenshots in 36 languages. Also, the screens contain version-specific artwork, meaning that in a perfect world we would have to create a whole new set with every Fedora release. I wasn't planning to do that though; and was only planning to revise "version-obvious" screenshots like the Welcome screen between versions. Note too that the Installation screen artwork for F11 is not present in the PR and that we might need to talk to the artwork team to get this moved up in the schedule in future versions.

A few weeks ago, David and I talked about a "Quick Install Guide", which I'm really hoping we can have ready for F12. The QIG could, of course, use the same images as the IG.

Comments, suggestions, and feedback are of course very welcome :)

Cheers
Rudi


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