Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Press Release 90


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27 Feb 2020 01:55:47 (7 months ago)
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  • Press Release 90

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    5 A documentation-only version of the [http://live.osgeo.org OSGeoLive GIS software collection] has been released, featuring improved documentation for over 50 open source, standards compliant geospatial applications.
     5Are you wondering what OSGeo docs would look like if they were written by senior technical writer? Then check out the latest [http://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/overview.html OSGeoLive Quickstarts] [0]. All English Quickstarts have been reviewed and improved by Felicity Brand as part of [https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs Google Season of Docs] [1]. We're so chuffed with the quality and consistency she's achieved that we've published them in a docs only point release of OSGeoLive, version 13.1. (We've also re-introduced our presentation, thanks to fixes from Seth.)
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     7What else happened with OSGeo's Google Season of Docs?
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     9* OSGeo doesn't have a definitive glossary of terms, so we've started aggregating glossaries, which led to a bunch of OSGeo folks kicking off a [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Lexicon_Committee GeoLexicon] [2] project.
     10* There was no definitive open source doc templates, so we've created them in [https://thegooddocsproject.dev/ TheGoodDocsProject] [3].
     11* Another tech writer was allocated to GeoNework.
     12* We [http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com/2019/12/why-qgis-docs-team-is-struggling.html reviewed QGIS's doc challenges] - and found a bunch of lessons which will likely be valuable for other projects too.
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     14For more detials, check out [https://flicstar.com/2019/11/27/project-report-for-season-of-docs-2019/ Felicity's report] [2].
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    716== Successful results from the Google Season of Docs program ==
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     18The OSGeo Foundation was lucky enough to be allocated two technical writers from the
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    920The OSGeoLive team submitted projects for consideration in the 2019 [https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs Google Season of Docs] program. [1]
     
    1122A successful match with technical writer, Felicity Brand, resulted in a concerted effort to improve the quickstarts for the applications on the OSGeoLive distribution.
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    13 Felicity worked with the OSGeoLive team to review our quickstart template and implement changes to the documentation to ensure accuracy and consistency. [2]
     24Felicity worked with the OSGeoLive team to review our quickstart template and implement changes to the documentation to ensure accuracy and consistency. [4]
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    1526== About OSGeoLive ==
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    17 OSGeoLive [3] is a ​Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeoLive to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.
     28OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeoLive to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.
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     31[0] http://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/overview.html
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    2333[1] https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/participants/project-osgeo-1
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    25 [2] https://flicstar.com/2019/11/27/project-report-for-season-of-docs-2019/
     35[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Lexicon_Committee GeoLexicon
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    27 [3] ​http://live.osgeo.org
     37[3] https://thegooddocsproject.dev/
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     39[4] https://flicstar.com/2019/11/27/project-report-for-season-of-docs-2019/
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