Re: Yocto Project Quick Start Feedback

Rifenbark, Scott M <scott.m.rifenbark@...>


You are reading me wrong. I actually like the idea. It fits a Quick Start. I was going to divert the expert reader anyway. The reason I tried to paint the picture here was to see what others thought of the idea.


-----Original Message-----
From: William Mills [mailto:wmills@...]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 1:07 PM
To: Rifenbark, Scott M
Cc: Darren Hart; Yocto Project; Abbas, Mohamed; Purdie, Richard; Perez-Gonzalez, Inaky
Subject: Re: [yocto] Yocto Project Quick Start Feedback

On 02/24/2012 01:05 PM, Rifenbark, Scott M wrote:
The "movie" angle is interesting. Picture this... the opening 1/2 page sets up the packages for Ubuntu, downloads files, builds core-image-sata, and runs qemu. All this done without even telling anyone what YP is. Follow that by "what just happened... we just built and ran an image using the Yocto Project. Then the QS launches into the "Welcome" stuff and flows on as normal. That would be a unique beginning for a technical manual.
I sense some derision in your word "unique"? Thats fine, your doing
most of the work and you have to be happy with it.

However I don't think it is unique. Yes it would be a bad approuch to
use in a reference manual but I have found a number of intros/tutorials
start this way and I always enjoy the approuch. Perhaps the QS at only
9 printed pages is too short to be structured this way. The QS guide
itself is just this "taste of the bigger picture" for the full doc set.

As I said, just some thoughts.


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