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Hi :)
I think it's best to stick with the current system but obviously the documentation that describes 
it needs to be updated.  

I tend to think that new people who have a lot of questions are likely to be the ones in the best 
position to really get that documentation right.  People who already understand the system might 
have forgotten 'obvious' questions.  I think maybe the first draft by techie people that do 
thoroughly understand the system might be best.  

Changing the system just because soem people haven't yet understood the system seems a dumb idea.  
It's kinda 2 steps backwards and then the backwards systems will need to grow and deal with the 
issues that the current system already deals with  At the same time the backwards system will have 
to worry about being backwards compatible as it tries to stumble forwards.  Eventually the 
backwards system would doubtless arrive where we already are but the journey would be painful.  
Much better to simply document the current system and use it.  

Just my 2cents.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 17/11/11, David Nelson <> wrote:

From: David Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Workflow for production of User Guides
Date: Thursday, 17 November, 2011, 3:10

Hi Dan,

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Dan Lewis <> wrote:
I agree with you. I just did not know if we were going to change
the Alfresco structure of the documentation.

We can change either. But maybe more likely the documentation at this
time. However, if docs contributors decided another way of working was
better, we could adapt the working methods instead.

    I want to think about it some and perhaps come up with a suggestion
for the documentation to match what we are now doing. So, if I do this,
should I post my suggestions to this mailing list or edit the
documentation by inserting them with my name?

IMHO, the most-constructive thing would be to post questions here for
public discussion, and then be ready to edit the documentation when a
conclusion had been arrived at.

    I think you will find that I will have quite a few questions so
that I can understand what is going on. Once in a while I might need
someone to tell me to "read the manual" which is fine as long as they
point me to the document that has the information that I need.

No problem for questions, please do ask. Then, if they're likely to
come up regularly, it would be great if we could make sure they're
answered in the documentation.

David Nelson

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