Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of Press Release 88

25 Sep 2019, 21:26:51 (5 years ago)

Removed draft.


  • Press Release 88

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    1 As you may know, OSGeo Live is participating in the Google Season of Docs [1]. I am one of your assigned Technical Writers, Felicity Brand, and I'm working on a project to review the OSGeoLive Quick Starts.
    3 == Quick Starts ==
    5 I have reviewed all 50 and scored them according to the existing Quick Start template [2]. You can take a look at the initial status report [3].
    6 In order to help the community improve their Quick Start documentation, I am going to review and improve the template. It looks pretty good and I don't anticipate major changes but I would like to take the opportunity to develop two different versions of the template to cater for the difference in projects.
    7 One version for any software that has a graphical user interface (GUI) including:
    8 * Desktop
    9 * Browser-based
    10 * Nav and maps
    11 * Domain specific
    12 Another version for any software that uses the command line interface (CLI) including:
    13 * Web service
    14 * Data stores
    15 * Spatial tools
    16 * Libraries
    18 I anticipate having these ready by 3 October 2019 and at that point in time I'll be asking for help from all of you.
    20 == Style guide ==
    21 One of the things we need is a consistent writing style and that means we should adopt a style guide. I propose the Google style guide [4] but there is also Microsoft and Apple. Do people have strong opinions about this?
    23 == Glossary ==
    24 In the meantime, we have identified a need for a glossary that encompasses OSGeo Live as a whole. Many of the projects have their own glossary and there is some value in collating these. I have started a Google sheet with the initial framework [5]. If you can please jump in and add entries for terminology used within your project, that would be appreciated. Alternatively if you can point me at your existing glossary, I can scrape the terms out. Eventually, the glossary will be migrated from the Google sheet to a page on the OSGeo Live site.
    25 There is a trac ticket for this #2184 (
    27 == Get involved ==
    29 If you would like to contribute, conversations are happening on the OSGeoLive email list or you can email me directly
    31 == Links ==
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