[Qgis-developer] [Qgis-user] Call for applications: QGIS Manual Update and Improvement
delazj at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 03:52:31 PDT 2015
Great initiative!!! we really need an uptodate documentation...
2015-10-05 9:07 GMT+02:00 Otto Dassau <dassau at gbd-consult.de>:
> Dear QGIS community,
> In the last few years we have been steadily improving the amount of funding
> we are able to accumulate in the QGIS project. Our goal in obtaining
> is always to 'make QGIS better'. Up until now we have focussed funding on
> high profile aspects of the project: Funding regular hackfests, paying for
> bug fixing work prior to releases, funding infrastructure such as servers,
> domain name registrations etc.
> With improved funding levels we now have the opportunity to also start
> addressing some of the many less obvious components of QGIS that badly need
> attention, but often don't attract volunteers. In our PSC meetings it was
> agreed that we would start this initiative by funding one or more
> experienced users to improve the QGIS manual. Here, briefly, is the vision:
> As an experienced QGIS user you currently have two main resources: The QGIS
> manual and the QGIS training manual. In this call we focus on the manual,
> which is already an excellent resource on available functionality in QGIS.
> The challenge is to keep it synchronised with all new features, and
> and figures often run the risk of being out of date. This is the case
> already for several chapters of the manual for the latest QGIS releases and
> we want to start optimizing this.
> We would love to see the QGIS manual providing a readable narrative
> explaining the purpose (with images and illustrations if needed) of each
> feature. It can also provide short sample snippet where useful, which in
> many cases you can simply cut and paste into your code and then tweak to
> For this funded effort we are thus seeking one or more individuals to lay
> the foundation for this work:
> * verify and improve the norms and guidelines of the documentation and
> especially its update process together with the PSC.
> * update the manual to include all features that are available within the
> latest QGIS release (2.12).
> * update figures, if necessary according to the defined guidelines (size,
> desktop-environment, resolution,...).
> * populate the manual with further short examples and improved
> without competing with the training manual.
> * do these in a nice clear and concise writing style, taking inspiration
> from other software manuals, if available.
> If you think this is something you are able to do, please contact the QGIS
> PSC using this form and let us know!
> Best wishes,
> Qgis-user mailing list
> Qgis-user at lists.osgeo.org
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