Want to update the install page, any sugestion

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Want to update the install page, any sugestion

Postby Mika38 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:56 pm

Dear All FreeCAD enthusiast,

I had some problem to install the last stable and daily build version of FreeCAD. https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20675. And I would to avoid any other user to be in the same failing situation as I was. Improving the wiki seems to be next good step in my plan to be be a contributor to FreeCAD. And what could be a better place to start, to the place where the documentation fail to solve my problem?

I would like to refresh the install page of the wiki for the Linux install first. https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Install_on_Unix, by slitting the page in two one for the stable version, and an other one for the daily-build one. Also, update the https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Download to take in count the modification. If every thing goes well I will probably do a major update in the download page, because lot of information are too advance for first time user, and other information are redundant. To achieved this aim, I will do it step by step. one step at the time.

It's the first time I modify the wiki, so, I'm not going to rush into the install page, and probably make big mistake. First, I already read the two first posts of the wiki part of this forum. Then, I decided to create this post, it seems a good place to start. Furthermore, I'm going to study the source code of the example page; Try to do some minor improvement on a not important page, and, I'm going to try to do a major upgrade on an annexe function. Then, there I'm going to try make this (GNU/)linux install page beautiful.

In parallel, I will document my experience as a beginner contributor on this post. This way, I will point out what is easy or difficult, thus, we should be simplify the life of the future beginner contributor. And maybe, fixing the work-flow of the beginner contributor will be my next objective. ;)

Any advices so far? I'm do it right?

;) Le chemin est long, mais la voie est libre :D The journey is long but the way is free 8-)
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Re: Want to update the install page, any sugestion

Postby kkremitzki » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:33 am

I think the Install on Unix page could benefit from a separation into "Stable" and "Dev" sections, and the "Download" page could definitely use some reorganization, as well. If you happen to want a 2nd pair of eyes on any edits you make, feel free to post in this topic again.
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Re: Want to update the install page, any sugestion

Postby jean.thil » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:36 am

For Dev version, I'd suggest including the links to the scripts proposed on this page :