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Hi :)

I agree.  

However, we sometimes focus tooo much on  extremely rare and unlikely 
situations.  This seems to make non-linux users think that we always have to use 
one of those complicated methods.  I have had an offlist chat with someone from 
here who had a brief try at linux.  He always used the complicated methods 
because he never found the gui package managers.

Hmm, i am not sure about expecting documentation to be 100% up-to-date.  
Sometimes examples have to be given of specific releases but usually 
documentation 'should' make that clear and show which part might need tweaking 
if used on subsequent releases.  Also i don't expect documentation to be 100% 
good english.  That is partly because we all use English slightly differently.  
Different towns, different social groups, different professions all use 
different vocabulary and different sentence structures.  We aim somewhere near 
perfection and that works well. 

Anyway the main point was that your documentation was good and will be useful.  
I enjoyed proof-reading it (unlike some people's writings!) but i think someone 
a bit more technical might need to tidy up the areas you said were incomplete.  
I didn't thoroughly test the process you described but it looked about right at 
a skim through.  I was more interested in quickly sorting grammar, spelling and 
sundry pedantic stuff like that :)  All was good before but is hopefully a 
little better now :)

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

From: Rogerio Luz Coelho <>
Sent: Sat, 15 January, 2011 13:19:05
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Install Guide Feedback

I understand (and it is in the Install procedures I wrote)  that the "easy"
way is to graphically install anything in Linux now, but what if that fails
or you want the bleeding edge? This Documentation is for the 0,5% that will
ever need it.

That is what documentation is for anyways, being a Debian user myself I
don´t read ANY DOCUMENTATION unless I can´t get something to work without
effort in the first place. But when I DO need documentation I expect it to
be complete and *just work*.

But as I said before ... this was my first Documentation draft ... and any
help improving it will be apreciated, thanks again for the feedback ;)


2011/1/11 Sophie Gautier <>

Hi Tom,

On 11/01/2011 02:37, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)

Err this guide deals almost entirely with worst case scenarios where
is not in the repos.  LO is already in the repos of quite a few market
and other distros.  Even Arch has it in their repos already!

Yes, you're right and it's good. But (you know there is always a but ;-)
very very soon we will be able to produce nightly builds and we will need
people to install them and test them to report feedback asap. So this
detailed installation instructions will be of great help for that.

Kind regards

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