Bug 977042 - GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-administrator's-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Stephen Wadeley
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Reported: 2013-06-22 17:27 EDT by Pete Travis
Modified: 2016-07-15 11:42 EDT (History)
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Description Pete Travis 2013-06-22 17:27:03 EDT
The System Administrator's Guide references a number of GUI utilities, many of which are specific to GNOME. It isn't immediately obvious to the uninitiated that this is the case, causing non-GNOME users to find fault with the guide.

 I suggest an admonition in the preface along the lines of "Some of the graphical procedures and menu locations are specific to GNOME, but most command line instructions will be universally applicable"  Comprehensively differentiating between GNOME procedures, procedures for other DEs, and universal procedures would probably be prohibitively time consuming.

Comment 1 Jaromir Hradilek 2013-06-22 17:37:19 EDT
Thank you very much for reporting this, Pete. You are of course absolutely right, this should be mentioned in the Preface and potentially in the abstract as well.
Comment 2 Stephen Wadeley 2016-05-30 16:30:17 EDT
commit a1f098fae226791564cdd10fe0fd6c90d4d6b778
Author: Stephen Wadeley <swadeley@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon May 30 22:27:26 2016 +0200

    GUI examples presume GNOME
    Bug 977042 - GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
Comment 3 Stephen Wadeley 2016-06-07 16:08:39 EDT

Added to Networking Guide as well

commit 7469ba4223c6b54be69c508b7401f63b66ae380d
Author: Stephen Wadeley <swadeley@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Jun 7 22:05:47 2016 +0200

    GUI examples presume GNOME
    Bug 977042 - GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
Comment 4 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-14 14:51:03 EDT

For SysAdmin:


For Networking Guide, the commit is now in the f24 branch, will appear here when the guide is republished:

Comment 5 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-14 14:56:03 EDT
Hello Petr

Could you republish the F24 Networking Guide for me?

Thank you
Comment 6 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-14 15:40:32 EDT
and the System Admin Guide too please while you are about it.
Comment 7 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-15 11:42:15 EDT
thank you very much pkovar

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