From firstname.lastname@example.orgWed Jan 29 00:05:41 1997 Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 17:10:47 -0400 (AST) From: "David L. Potter"
To: "Robert A. Cormier" Cc: Landon Boyd , David Trueman , David John Murdoch Subject: Progress report week Jan 19-25/97 Documentation Progress ============================= Progress has been made on the Admin documentation, System documentation and User documentation. Gerard and I are working in tandem on the Admin documentation finishing off the IP - Database elements. Gerard has joined Robert McKay in working on the system documentation - man pages. Tony C and I worked on user documentation elements including the Dial-up/CommProgEval document set. Landon made some adjustments to the distribution to create an hd-edit group at the time of the install. Significantly!!! ------------------------ This week, the Helpdesk ...info/Help tree was consolidated under (unix) group hd-edit and the ccn helpdesk was restored to .../src/... rcs control. For the first time since middle fall there is some confidence that helpdesk volunteers can edit documents without causing untold chaos. Outstanding issues include: ==================================== 1) Establishing a Help tree on csuite that is accessible to the documentation team. (Landon... when you have a chance... at minimum Gerard, Tony and I need access to csuite /Help ;-) 2) Removal of the bulk of the existing documents from the csuite /Help tree and revision of the csuite /Help directory structure in advance of the installation of new documents. (D Potter) 3) Creation of two sets of Icons (distribution and CCN) for the Helpdesk (Chris Majka is working on this.) 4) Adding some additional functionality to Andrew Irwins script to automate the generation of "table of contents" documents. I've sent correspondence to Andrew to see if he is able/willing to finish this off. If not James Fifield is going to look at it and perhaps enlist a friend. This is a medium term item.... I'd like to have it finished within two weeks. 5) Robert and I will have to identify a strategy for dealing with masculine/feminine long names. Plans for the comming week =============================== ** A Documentation meeting Tuesday evening 7:00 at the Halifax Library * Work on documentation is continuing... - Gerard and Robert McKay on system docs. - David Potter on Admin documents. - David Potter, Tony , and Jan on User documents. Tony and I are working on a coding system that will allow users to search for documents aimed at a particular user level. Four classifications are being considered: novice, general, expert, ip. Discussions include whether to combine expert and IP in one category... - Hope to involve Blaine to some extent on the admin-office docs. Other Topics Items ======================== 1) I spoke with Mike Siebel of the University of Washington Pine Development Team with respect to the use of the GNU gettext package in our internationalization project. The contact was positive and we are continuing with our strategy as discussed with him. 2) The Manitoba Group are now expressing an interest in switching to CSuite. 3) Lake Cowichan (province unknown) is the first of the second round of CAP sites to contact us about using CSuite. respectively submitted d potter --------------------------------------------------------------------- David Potter http://chebucto.ns.ca/CSuite/CSuite.html Documentation Team Chebucto Community Net ============== CSuite - Community Network Software ==================