[Bf-committers] Documentation editing is not user friendly
carlisle.aaron00 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 22:56:31 CET 2016
I should also mention that you can report bugs on the tracker 
This way editors know what specifically is wrong and can more
easily fix it.
On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Aaron Carlisle <carlisle.aaron00 at gmail.com>
> Hello again Knapp,
> I am sorry that you where never able to get that working on your end.
> In the future I would try talking to Campbell Barton about such issues
> along with other issues on the #blenderwiki on IRC using freenode.net 
> You can also use the documentation mailing list 
> As for the your opinion on the wiki Vs. the manual these are all know
> add are addressed in the manual.  One of the reasons the Manual is in
> such disrepair is it was a copy of the old wiki, and due to the Cons of
> It also grew out of repair and outdated.
> More information can also be founded on the bug tracker. 
> 2. http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/bf-docboard
> 3. https://www.blender.org/manual/about/migration.html
> 4. https://developer.blender.org/project/profile/53/
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been working on making a video about the VSE. I thought it would be
>> easy but it turns out not to be because of a lot of factors including my
>> To get to the point, the VSE documentation is quite bad. I know it is
>> worked on by someone and I thought I would help him since I was rereading
>> everything anyway. But it turned out to be very hard to do.
>> I thought it would be like Wikipedia, you edit it and it is done. That is
>> NOT the way it is. You must first be signed up. You must download a copy
>> the source document code and then you must change that in a funny editors
>> language and then you must compile it on your computer. Then you have to
>> submit it as if were were writing C code.
>> Guess what? I could not get it to compile on Sabayon Linux. I don't have
>> time to fight with it but I did ask and got a nice reply that he would
>> take my ideas and do it for me. All (not the nice guy) this results in me
>> being VERY put off from helping with the documentation. I am sure I am not
>> the first to run into this big wall.
>> I am good with computers but this was WAY too much for me to go through.
>> Think what it must be like for the computer phobic artists? It is just
>> simply to hard for the average person to bother with. It is no wonder that
>> the documentation is so bad. We need to do something to make this light an
>> Ton said that we need someone to interface between the users and the
>> developers to let them know about new stuff and how it all works. This is
>> the job of the manual and if the manual were as great and cool as the 2.4
>> manual then I think we would not need someone to do this so badly for us.
>> We need to improve the "new" manual a LOT. It needs to be easy to do.
>> I think it would be a great idea to move to a system like Wikipedia.
>> Sorry if this is not the right place to post this but I did not find
>> another place.
>> Let's make working on the manual as easy as helping with Wikipedia!
>> Douglas E Knapp
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