[Design] Help menu

Pieter Hartsook hartsook at osafoundation.org
Thu Aug 31 13:30:37 PDT 2006


I agree completely. Pointing to the ChandlerFAQ on the wiki is only
intended as a temporary placeholder in alpha4 and certainly needs to
be replaced with the beginnings of real Help and other end-user
documents by the time we get to 0.7. IMHO.

Pieter

On 8/31/06, Brian Kirsch <bkirsch at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> As an aside, I think this is fine short term but won't serve us well when
> we do ship localized releases since users will want the FAQ / Help
> to be in their native languages.
>
> Wiki is also not really the best place for localized content since it
> is decentralized from the rest of the Chandler i18n framework.
>
> Each localized FAQ would have to be manually kept in sync when
> the English FAQ changes.
>
> For the long term, I would like to propose shipping Help documentation
> with the release. It serves i18n better and also meets the use case where
> Chandler is off-line but help is needed.
>
> -Brian
>
>
> Pieter Hartsook wrote:
> > At this point in time, I would favor "Chandler FAQ". I think our
> > current target user will understand what FAQ stands for and will be
> > familiar with the format.
> >
> > Pieter
> >
> > On 8/31/06, Grant Baillie <grant at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 25 Aug, 2006, at 15:04, Pieter Hartsook wrote:
> >>
> >> > Even now, we could certainly point folks to the Chandler FAQ on the
> >> > wiki < http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Projects/
> >> > ChandlerProductFAQ
> >> > which also has a link from the nav bar on the Chandler landing page
> >> > site.
> >>
> >> I'd be up for adding that to Chandler. What should the title of the
> >> menu item say? "Chandler FAQ ..."?
> >>
> >> --Grant
> >>
> >> PS: I have a slight ulterior motive for doing this: It would allow me
> >> to move the "About Chandler" menu item to its standard place on the
> >> Mac, without leaving an empty "Help" menu in the menu bar.
> >>
> >> > On 8/25/06, Sheila Mooney <sheila at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> >> >> Jared,
> >> >>
> >> >> We have a couple of stickies currently scheduled for 0.7a6 (probably
> >> >> 0.7/Beta) which involve overhauling some of the menus. We weren't
> >> >> thinking of help specifically but I suspect we could add a few
> >> >> additional menu items that at least point users to info on the wiki,
> >> >> launch pages etc. All that content won't be ready until very close to
> >> >> the release since it's very dependent on the branding stuff. Fancy
> >> >> full-scale help is a post Beta item right at the moment.
> >> >>
> >> >> We haven't started to talk about the non-code release items for Beta
> >> >> yet but I expect to start this up at the beginning of Alpha5.
> >> >>
> >> >> Cheers,
> >> >> Sheila
> >> >>
> >> >> On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:23 AM, Jared Rhine wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Are we going to launch a 0.7final with something in the Help menu
> >> >> > beyond the
> >> >> > single "About Chandler" popup currently available?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > If so, is the target 0.7a4, 0.7a5, or 0.7rc for Help menu
> >> >> > enhancements?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > -- Jared
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