Salix MATE related docs suggestions

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Adys
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Salix MATE related docs suggestions

Post by Adys » 11. May 2012, 14:16

The following are suggestions for Salix Team and/or MATE DE Team to improve some documentation and links.

Salix, in relation to MATE DE (installation ISOs; no final LIVE for now), should be added in several locations. Whoever has the knowledge and necessary accounts or contacts so to achieve the changes / additions, Salix should be added to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATE_(desk ... )#Adoption

http://planet.mate-desktop.org/ Or contact stefano-k, who also has an account here in Salix forum.

http://mate-desktop.org/about/ "Which distributions provide MATE?" and "Which distributions is MATE packaged for?" to add both the Salix repository and the download pages for the Salix MATE ISOs.

http://mate-desktop.org/support/ "We have also official threads in distribution forums" so to add the MATE packages topic of the Salix forum.

http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewforum.php?f=18 A new "announcement-like" topic about the final stable ISOs could be posted there, just for general info.


Also, the Salix wiki pages should be updated to include MATE.

For example, down the Salix home page, the Basic software selection installation mentions "lightweight" Xfce and other DE, where MATE should be added. There may be additional places in the Salix wiki where MATE should be mentioned too.

And just as there are FAQs to add KDE or LXDE, there should be also one for "How to add MATE DE" (or maybe as an alternative, unify those FAQ pages as "How to add additional DE" and add the MATE variant).

Hopefully this could help improve the respective documentation.

TIA.

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JRD
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Re: Salix MATE related docs suggestions

Post by JRD » 16. May 2012, 09:25

I agree.
I have no time to do such things right now (and will be off the next 4 days), but maybe some others of the team could update all of this.

I think it should also be udpated for others DE. Salix documentation and reference over the web is not always accurate or up to date currently.
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Akuna
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Re: Salix MATE related docs suggestions

Post by Akuna » 16. May 2012, 20:05

Adys, you seem knowledgeable as well as having a real interest in documentation. Please do feel free to improve the wiki wherever you see it needs love.
It is community powered and we could sure use your help. Thanks :)
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Tim CowChip
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Re: Salix MATE related docs suggestions

Post by Tim CowChip » 16. May 2012, 23:37

I am currently using MATE and would like to contribute to the "User Documentation" wiki, but I can't login with my forum username and password.
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Akuna
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Re: Salix MATE related docs suggestions

Post by Akuna » 17. May 2012, 05:10

Oh yes, we had to restrict things a bit a while ago because of spam.
Send a PM to thenktor to get your wiki account.
Thank you very much. :)
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