Figures in manual

Willem Ferguson willemferguson at
Tue Dec 24 08:18:20 UTC 2013

On 24/12/2013 17:11, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 09:53 +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
>> It is much better if the image of the main Suburface screen also shows
>> the main menu. Prev image did not show that. This does.
> I am sorely tempted to replace all of the Ubuntu screenshots with
> something from a KDE desktop (which will likely give us the best look
> and feel). Having the menu ABOVE the window border just looks weird.
A few years ago I was involved with Amarok, pretty good audio/music play 
and management software that I still use.  But in a certain sense this 
was everything that open source software should NOT be about: a 
religious belief in KDE and a total rejection of Gnome, and a split into 
2 separate programs, currently named Amarok and Clementine because of 
disagreement in the Amarok community. So my personal experience with KDE 
has been rather negative.

If I do it in Gnome, would it be ok? I m not likely to get it done in 
time for 4.01, partly because I will be out of town for the majority of 
the next 3 weeks.  Its not just a matter of cut and paste. Quite a few 
need editing or adjustment in Gimp to get the contrast right or to see 
that the frames are delineated absolutely correctly and also in several 
cases 2 or 3 images need to be merged into one single image. So I plan 
to do the figures while I am on travels but I will only submit them 
around Jan 23rd. Does this sound ok?

Kind regards,

> Mac and Ubuntu do it this way, Windows and all other Linux do it the
> more traditional way (which reduces mouse movement unless you are in
> full screen, anyway).
> But then again - you are doing a great job with the manual, so I don't
> think messing with that would be a smart move on my part...
> So any chance you'd be interested in installing openSUSE in a VM and do
> the screenshots there?
> :-)
> /D

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