[Ardour-Users] Ardour Manual Updates
dave at krondo.com
Tue Oct 6 22:05:49 PDT 2009
Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Howdy Folks-
> Ok so time for updates again, and a request to get the last bit of
> work done in order to get the manual out the door, at least in a preview
> state, in the next 3 weeks. So in an effort to recruit some more help
> in doing this as my schedule has been fuller than I anticipated lately,
> I am posting a punch list here for people to hopefully see.
> As we already discovered, PNGs need to be made without the Alpha channel.
> Ok old news aside, time for new things. We have discovered that Daisy
> doesn't render to PDF with text flow around images very well(At all).
> So as a result we are trying to consolidate down our screenshots so that
> there are fewer that need to be inline. As a result I have been working
> on a new(ish) method of annotating our screenshot, doing one larger
> screenshot at the top of a section, which would then be labeled in the
> text of the article that the screenshot is embedded in.
> So, putting a call out to anyone that can use Inkscape or Gimp(Or
> similar). The basics of the new screenshot annotation style is here...
> We need to embed PNG files into the articles of course, but I would like
> to keep the source files as SVGs and attached to an article on Daisy I
> set up for this here...
> The main purpose to this is to allow easy editing if needed. Ideally we
> won't have to edit them, as the actual text to translate will be in the
> article itself and we are only labeling, but this keeps us safe.
> For the record, neither of these articles is in the manual of course;)
> Ok one function of Daisy that we need to start taking more advantage of
> is variables. Right now there are variables for Button-1, Button-2, and
> Button-3 Click, etc. Pretty much this ends up becoming left, right, and
> middle click mapped correctly. I have also set up variables for the
> various modifier keys (SHIFT/ALT/etc.). I am also looking at the
> possibility of creating variables for various default keybindings as
> well but am not certain that I am going to do this. At any rate what I
> need for now though is people to start going through and make sure that
> all articles that reference either a button click or modifier key for a
> shortcut, take advantage of these variables.
> Any command that would open a seperate dialog, that dialog needs to be
> documented in the Other Windows Section. If there is a command that
> opens that dialog, this should be described in brief and linked to the
> article describing the dialog.
> Punch List:
> There is a punch list forming at
> http://vm-nice.stackingdwarves.net:8888/ardour-en/4-ARDOUR.html on
> things to do. As you complete one please make it a strikethrough text
> and put your name in parens near it so that we can know it has been
> taken care of.
> Ok the goals of all this is to release a preview render of the entire
> manual within 3 weeks. The sooner we get this done the better. If
> everyone with an account takes out one line of the punch list a week, we
> will have no problem meeting that goal. I would ask while people are
> doing this we also look into the above as well.
> Please let me know if there are any questions. I am sure I missed
> several things here and I am hoping people that have been kicking me in
> the head to get this done jump on me to clarify things;)
I'd like to try to make a few screenshots. Is there a list of the ones
that need to be done?
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