[BlueBream] Helping with the 2-part tutorial

Kent Tenney ktenney at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 10:30:33 EDT 2010



You are making wise choices here.
BlueBream consists decades of code from some of the smartest.

An inspired champion on the documentation / tutorial level who could
ease the barriers (real or perceived) to using the software stands to
make a big splash.

Good luck!


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Justin A Ryan <jryan at fastergreener.net> wrote:
> Howdy!
> On IRC today someone [astoon] told me that the 2-part tutorial for BlueBream
> is a core z3/ztk tutorial.  I would like to help with some concerns I ran
> into with this tutorial, as I am building a PBX / VoIP SoftSwitch IaaS
> Manager this weekend / coming week.
> For instance, the tutorial pasters out a 'ticketcollector' package with 'tc'
> namespace and default 'main' packagename, then pretty much goes on to work
> with code in src/tc/collector.  From the zipped demo it is clear, but there
> are clearly holes in the tutorial.  As I feel I can see what is missing, of
> course, I'm very happy to help.
> I talked with Baiju as well and just wanted to say hello on the ML and note
> that I am also happy to help with wiki gardening and proofreading / editing.
> I hope noone is foolish enough to feel this is really bragging, but I
> co-authored a variation of the best-selling "Linux for Dummies" when I
> worked for TurboLinux.  I also worked on some Linux Admin courses and in
> high school worked from Texas with a buddy in SV on a Linux Guide.  So,
> while poorly compensated, I have some professional technical writing
> experience.  I find, in fact, the BlueBream [Zope?] document on writing to
> be very relevant and informed and helpful as I've taken several English Comp
> courses in past years and been unstimulated.  Creative Writing I believe is
> explicitly inapplicable to the style the multilingual Zope community
> demands. :)
> All the [then] IDG folks told me was to read Windows for Dummies and AOL for
> Dummies and take screenshots to show how TL was different from Red Hat circa
> 1998. :-P
> In best possible spirit,
> Justin
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