[GNC-dev] Documentation update problems
davidcousens at bigpond.com
Tue Sep 18 21:52:58 EDT 2018
On Tue, 2018-09-18 at 11:18 -0500, Adrien Monteleone wrote:
> > On Sep 18, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps you can do some cleanup: Is Gutsy outdated?
> That was version 7.10 of Ubuntu, that is, released October 2007. By far, it is no longer supported by Canonical.
> (wasn’t even a Long Term Support release) And there is not even a hardware reason that anyone should be running it. I
> don’t even think the repos for it are even available any longer.
> The oldest supported Ubuntu version is 14.04 (and then only until next April) I shouldn’t think any build instructions
> are necessary (unless in an archived page if desired) for anything older than this.
> > > The main building page is a massive tome. I did start breaking out some
> > > parts of it into smaller logical chunks when I updated the BuildUbuntu16.04
> > > ( which covers 16.04, 18.04 and Linux MInt 18 and 19 in effect.).
> > Shouldn’t it be renamed to BuildUbuntu then?
> I agree, the link text/page title is confusing and there have already been questions about what instructions to use
> for building on 18.04.(yes, I see that it says this is for 18.04 as well, but clearly someone didn’t or they wouldn’t
> have asked)
> If replacing content with a link to a dedicated page is desired practice for cleaning up the wiki, then I’d propose
> all of the material for building on Ubuntu be moved to that page, that it be renamed simply BuildUbuntu and that the
> main build page be left with a link to it for the Ubuntu section. As it is, the original build page still contains
> long outdated info. I would have instead expected to see the most current instructions there and then maybe a link for
> older versions.
I too think the break out from that main page could be better structured and the BuildingUbuntu16.04 renamed something
like BuildingUbuntu&Derivatives. I had intended to address that after rewriting the BuildUbuntu16.04 but ended up
distracted with other priorities.
Also the main page could perhaps have a one line breakout to a Building on Linux page. The page name as long as it is
descriptive to some extent is less important than the information in the link specifying what it links to e.g.
[[BuildingUbuntu&Derivatives | Building on Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and Linux Mint]]. Despite this I think it is important to
get to the information the user will actually use in the minimum number of steps. Wiki navigation can be dodgy at
times. I would propose a link to the at least the general Building page somewhere on the wiki entry point page might
help achieve that given John's comment and info in another post on searching of wiki pages.
> Along with that, if older material for older systems and versions isn’t going to be moved to its own ‘archive’ page,
> then it should always appear down the page in chronological order. The current state of the build instructions is a
> bit messy in that regard.
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