> We've begun to answer your questions on our development site Thanks for this. I made extensive comments on the wiki yesterday.
It might be good to use the actual Eclipse docs http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp as a template. I would recommend skimming the docs as a document writer would read them, not as a user would read them. This is kinda like watching a movie as a student in a film school would watch a movie. I suspect that well over 100 writer-years have been spent on the Eclipse docs. There is no way you are going to duplicate that level of effort in a few days. However, you might find it useful to read those docs with a document writer's eyes. You can discover for yourself what works (or doesn't) in the Eclipse docs. You can compare its organization with yours. Etc. I'm making these suggestions because I think Eclipse in Python is a great project. It appears that you have put a large amount of work into the code. I suspect that an equal amount of work is required to explain to people what you have done. I am thinking in particular about the following quote from "You and your research" by Richard W. Hamming, a Nobel Prize winner. See http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.html Question: What kind of tradeoffs did you make in allocating your time for reading and writing and actually doing research? Hamming: I believed, in my early days, that you should spend at least as much time in the polish and presentation as you did in the original research. Now at least 50% of the time must go for the presentation. It's a big, big number. Every creative person really should read this article. Edward P.S. My all-time favorite documentation is Java's home page at: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/ The getting started page at is a masterpiece. http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/getStarted/index.html In particular, the common problems and their solutions page http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/getStarted/problems/index.html ensures that people won't give up too soon. Imo, every documentation writer can learn from close study of these pages. BTW, I estimate that Sun has put over 1000 writer-years into these pages. EKR --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "PIDA" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/pida?hl=en-GB -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---