Issue 119186 - Getting Involved - Web site unhelpful
Summary: Getting Involved - Web site unhelpful
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Infrastructure
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Documentation (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.0 Beta (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2012-04-05 10:32 UTC by Ian C
Modified: 2013-01-23 01:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Getting Involved - tracking a newbies path to frustration (13.26 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-04-05 10:32 UTC, Ian C
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Description Ian C 2012-04-05 10:32:05 UTC
Created attachment 77418 [details]
Getting Involved - tracking a newbies path to frustration

As a newbie I found it very difficult to find my way around to see what/how to get started.

In short I think the web site needs some attention. Found a couple of dead links too.

Created a document to explain. See attached.
Comment 1 Rob Weir 2012-04-12 00:45:25 UTC
Get started with what?

It looks like you got directed within 1 click of the home page to out "How to get Involved" page.  Did that not answer your initial questions?  That is the page that we're using for that purpose.
Comment 2 Ian C 2012-04-14 10:47:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Get started with what?
> 
> It looks like you got directed within 1 click of the home page to out "How to
> get Involved" page.  Did that not answer your initial questions?  That is the
> page that we're using for that purpose.

Hi Rob,

yes, that 1 click got me to the home page you mention, and that is cool.
But moving to the development site page http://www.openoffice.org/development/ is where the confusion starts. Some old pages under there I think.

Although it can't be that bad, I successfully downloaded, and built the code and buiilt it and it runs in parallel to my 3.3 installation. But I did have to scratch around a bit to get that far.

Had a quick look at the LO site and their site looks much better (apart from the hideous green :-) ). I didn't look in depth there though.
Comment 3 Kay 2012-06-10 22:32:52 UTC
Ian--

I saw your additional message today. We are in the process of making changes to the Help Wanted area and other documentation areas as we can.

I do hope you finally got what you needed today.