[arch-releng] ArchWiki: merge Official and Beginners' Guides? (or change titles)

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:46:15 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Dario Giovannetti <dariogiova at alice.it>wrote:

> This discussion was started in
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide#Change_titles.3F_Official_vs_Beginners.27_Guide_.28formerly_.22Merge_with_Beginners.27_Guide.3F.22.29
> What do you think of merging the Beginners' Guide and the Official Arch
> Linux Install Guide into a unified Installation Guide?
> In my opinion having 2 separate installation guides on the wiki only
> creates confusion for beginners who wonder why they are directed to an
> "unofficial" guide, and is of no help for experienced users.
> This gets reinforced by the fact that the Official Guide is rarely
> maintained, and almost if not all of its content is already duplicated in
> the Beginners' Guide.
> Also, wiki users tend to report bugs in the Official Guide in its talk
> page, instead of posting to the releng team.
> I would then link the guide in git from the new unified article.
> In alternative to all this, I'd propose to change the titles of the two
> guides to something like "Installation Tutorial" (or Guide) in place of the
> Beginners', and "Quick installation reference" (or Guide, or Notes) in place
> of the Official.
> Dario

+1 from me, people who don't qualify as "beginners" (to linux) will just
skip over extra information in the guide, and people who are will benefit
from the simplification.

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