Need a Quick Start Guide

Bug #794293 reported by Barry Warsaw on 2011-06-07
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Bug Description

As Steve Langasek, Scott Kitterman and others point out, e.g.:

we really need a Quick Start Guide and/or cheat sheet so that people who generally understand what's going on can have a very short document to refer to in their daily activities. As Steve says:

"The "quick start guide" should be the *first* place we direct new developers, with "would you like to know more?" links available for them to drill down into; and if more documentation needs to be added, it should be added on the individual detail pages."

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

I think it's important to provide a better way into Ubuntu development, which is why I'd like to raise the importance.

The question is: what do we want? My thinking is that a guide that tries to explain a lot in a short time might be hard to understand and depending on the use-case not really useful. A cheatsheet would be nice. What would it contain though?

Would it help to abuse the landing page as this cheatsheet and try for us to make that page more inviting/useful?

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
marko (dirtybastard) on 2011-12-08
Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
status: Opinion → Confirmed
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