- Track the uncoherent things in the Fedora softwares, read the Fedora
contents about the documentation and websites. Once a thing is
detected, this one is reported to the Usability Schedule and is fixed
by a patch. Next this patch is send to the maintainer.
The Usability project/sigs allows to us to study the user actions and
understand how the users use the Fedora distribution and different
resources. Correct me If I'm wrong but Fedora is not only a
distribution for sysadmins and developers. Fedora must be usable by
everyone! So it's my opinion and people who don't agree with this will
not have a beer to the next fudcon ;-)
I'll make a rapport about this project/sigs every weeks and send it to
Thomas Chung to show the advancements.
Fedora must be simple and for everyone and we make an effort whit
Good day to all and thanks in advance,
I think the idea for a Usability SIG is a good one. (Please refer to
the initiative without the "Project" name for now, since Projects have
to be approved.) To get better community traction, you should flesh out
this idea a little more. If you look at the draft wiki page:
...you'll see some pointers for how to define your action plan,
including a list of requirements, a formation/governing strategy, and
how you think the SIG's progress is to be measured. I think your best
area of concentration may be keeping channels open and active with
multiple upstream developers for applications that need improvement.
The statements that Nicolas made about users having to do too much
upstream went right to the point. Use that to guide your action plan.
But I still see a lot of grey area and possible duplication of effort in
some of the goals you state:
- Help the webmaster team to provide a coherent comprehensive website
How exactly does this goal fall *outside* the current Fedora Websites
Project? What will Usability provide that Websites doesn't or can't?
Fedora in this case is the originator and upstream, so what *exactly*
will Usability do besides file bugs with Websites and track their
progress? Neither of those functions warrants its own subproject IMHO.
- Help the documentation team to provide a coherent and
The same question goes for this. What will Usability SIG provide that
can't be done through participating in the existing Documentation
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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