[maemo-community] Answering with links

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jul 28 13:23:49 EEST 2008

Is it just me or the number of newbie developer questions is increasing
significantly in maemo-users and maemo-developers?

There is plenty of data in the official documentation and I bet most of
the questions are answered there. If they are not, then hopefully a wiki
page will exist with an answer (or we could work on creating it). If
nothing of this is happening it is either a bug or a weird question.

http://maemo.org/development/ and
http://maemo.org/development/documentation/ are pages not good enough,
to put it soft. They should give all the visibility to the very few
links that matter e.g. Quickstart Guide, Reference Guide, Training
Materials, wiki documentation...

Almost as important, when answering to those questions it would be good
to spend 5 minutes answering the right link in the current documentation
instead of spendig that time or more explaining the hack.

This way people with questions are invited to check more and better the
documentation, and people with answers are encouraged to check that
documentation, find the answers or the lack of it (which could be turned
in a bug report to improve the documentation).

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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