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Bug 977042 - GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
Summary: GUI examples presume GNOME without stating it is GNOME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-administrator's-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Wadeley
QA Contact: Fedora Docs QA
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-22 21:27 UTC by Pete Travis
Modified: 2016-07-15 15:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-07-15 15:42:15 UTC

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Description Pete Travis 2013-06-22 21:27:03 UTC
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 21:37:19 UTC
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 20:30:17 UTC
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 20:08:39 UTC

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 18:51:03 UTC

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 18:56:03 UTC
Hello Petr

Could you republish the F24 Networking Guide for me?

Thank you

Comment 6 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-14 19:40:32 UTC
and the System Admin Guide too please while you are about it.

Comment 7 Stephen Wadeley 2016-07-15 15:42:15 UTC
thank you very much pkovar

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