|From:||Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool)|
|Subject:||Re: Uninstalling Liliypond|
|Date:||Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:29:00 +0100|
|User-agent:||Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20071031)|
I would mention it on the main page of LilyPond, like this: Get Started
Now! Choose your platform: Linux Windows Mac|
Most people (including me) never reads any documentation in the first place. Starting to use lilypond (or any software) should definitely work without reading a single word of the manual. People are especially scared by the followings: making choices and reading documentation.
So inexperienced users should not decide anything. How could they decide e.g. if they need the development or the stable version? Then he goes with the instable LilyPond, the stable jEdit and Java 1.4 And finds that nothing works.
Valentin Villenave wrote:
2008/1/7, Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool) <address@hidden>:And I suggest pointing me the best place to place this guide to. Because I could write the guide in 3 lines (Install Java, Install JEdit, Install LilyPondTool plugin), but I'm not sure thet people will find this.The normal place would be 2.2.3 in the Application Usage guide; however, I'd like to add @ref links everywhere I can. For example, there's currently *no* place were it's specified that you actually *have* to have a text editor installed on your box. In fact, I would even mention it in the Tutorial's First-steps (I know it's theoretically not convenient, but this is the only place we can reasonable hope that newcomers will look at). Cheers, Valentin
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