Newbie Working On Xfce-Panel Documentation

Brock Hudson escapingsummer at
Sun Feb 27 06:07:53 CET 2011

On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:41:37 -0600
"S. Miller" <shara.miller at> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Brock Hudson <escapingsummer at
> > Regarding documentation, I would like to help with it as well. I am
> > one of the few in the Xfce SIG within Fedora leading the way in
> > documentation and I would like to also contribute to Xfce anyway I
> > can. A fellow Fedora user and I have started an Xfce Users Guide
> > which lays out the environment from an end users standpoint (For
> > newbies) we have documented 4.8 and are planning to have the manual
> > ready for Fedora's next release (I wish it were a rolling distro
> > tbh). I could possibly make this Manual distro agnostic and submit
> > it in Xfce's documentation as a 4.8 user guide.
> Brock, what have you and your partner done so far with the users
> guide? Have you completed any documentation for the panel yet? If you
> can lend a helping hand (especially on docs for the panel plugins),
> that would be great.
> Also, is the Xfce Users Guide you're working on tutorial / how-to
> based (like, a "How To Get [Insert Task Here] Done" approach)? Or are
> you listing and describing functionality in a digestible way (like a
> traditional reference manual)?
> I'm sorry if that question is confusing (in its wording) or anything.
> I'll try to explain it in a better way if you need me to.
> --Shara
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The questions were well directed and well worded don't worry :). We
have taken the approach of listing functionality and plan to include an
appendix of tips and tricks or the "how to guide" at the end of the
manual. Haven't gotten to the panel yet University and my Job have
gotten in the way of that...

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