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    Re:Idea for new PET category

    True enough, I'm working on some major projects and have little time to dedicate to LJR improvements right now. However I could give administrator's access to the PETs to someone. Who wants to volunteer?


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    Re:Idea for new PET category

    http://www.linuxjunior.org/yabbse/in...;threadid=4309

    according to this both Lovechild and Stryder would be up for it. dunno if they still feel the same way about it though.

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    Re:Idea for new PET category

    If the PETs are in pure HTML, then it's easier to maintain it.

    Only the first a few will be harder since we have to convert the current CGI based to HTML web pages but after that it should be a breeze to maintain it.

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    I think a logo is a good idea (or at least something that draws attention to the PETS)
    My graphical design skills are nothing to speak of, but I have a couple of ideas if any of you gimp freaks are looking for inspiration:
    1.Tux with some children's blocks in front of him. Instead of the normal "ABC", they read "PET".
    2.An upside-down tux reading a pet manual (which is the right way up)
    I think the message is clear in both cases.

    Btw, is nobody else (apart from Schotty) sold on the idea of plain english man pages? It might be a misjudgement on my part, but I think if they are done right, they could help bring in other newbies. I have given it some thought since I originally proposed it and if anyone is interested, I will post a guide as to how they should be written (IMHO). Like I said, they would need to be done right.

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    tux playing with blocks - cool!!

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    Re:Idea for new PET category

    [quote author=pam link=board=18;threadid=4440;start=0#44556 date=1028547658]
    Btw, is nobody else (apart from Schotty) sold on the idea of plain english man pages? It might be a misjudgement on my part, but I think if they are done right, they could help bring in other newbies. I have given it some thought since I originally proposed it and if anyone is interested, I will post a guide as to how they should be written (IMHO). Like I said, they would need to be done right.
    [/quote]

    The one thing that I have had noticed problems with is the man pages. They are almost too daunting for the newbies for the most part. PETs on man page frequent items could be a bonus. Besides, what would happen if we did it and nobody liked it? Nothing. What if they do like it? Then its a win. I see this as a nobrainer. Do a PET on whatever, people will read it then (if they want to). If they dont -- oh well.

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    when you say PET man pages do you mean man pages in plain english? e.g. i type man sort i am given a nice easy to understand man page

    sounds cool, don't they have a html2man utility out there?

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    Re:Idea for new PET category

    yup, like a PET on (random proggie).....smbmount. The man pages, yes explain it well, but not exactly the best way for a noob to learn the CLI way to smb sharing. Throw up a pet, and voila. Kinda like the one I did on file compression tools. Almost exclusively CLI tools.

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    [quote author=pbharris link=board=18;threadid=4440;start=0#44585 date=1028565319]
    when you say PET man pages do you mean man pages in plain english? e.g. i type man sort i am given a nice easy to understand man page

    sounds cool, don't they have a html2man utility out there?
    [/quote]
    Well I'm just thinking about a category in the PET section called "commands" or "man pages" initially. If we manage to get a decent number of them, then why the hell not? I don't think it's a good idea to override the official man pages, but what if a downloadable database was provided along with a reader (called somthing like "peman" or "ljrman" - ) to read these "special" man pages? (naturally the reader will have ljr logos all over the shop to maximise shameless self promotion )
    But anyway we're getting ahead of ourselves, as we have no man pages yet (I haven't even written "clear" yet ) and the whole concept is unproven.

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    Bring on those admin rights Cloverm, I'll be glad to help out.

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