[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython documentation and webpages

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
Wed Jan 11 21:03:02 CET 2006


Bless you guys -- this is a very helpful-looking project.

I'm ignorant, but I can write. If (for example) you want me to do any  
editing, or something like that, I'd be delighted to help.


Charles Hartman
Professor of English, Poet in Residence
Connecticut College
charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
*the Scandroid* is at cherry.conncoll.edu/cohar/Programs.htm


On Jan 11, 2006, at 2:04 PM, Christopher Barker wrote:

> Mark,
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> You got the ball rolling on this:
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> Mark Asbach wrote:
>>  From my point of view, it would be very helpful to concentrate
>> MacPython knowledge and information in a central place like
>> www.python.org / http://wiki.python.org and replace all outdated
>> information on the other web pages by a link to that central place.
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>> I would invest some time and effort in revising documentation.
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> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>> Are you the webmaster of pythonmac.org? If so, how is that page
>>> produced? is it static html?
>
>> Yes and yes.
>
>>> If so, are you open to replacing it with a page that is better
>>> suited as the primary Front-End to the Python-on-OS-X world?
>
>> Patches accepted ;)  If anyone wants to deal with it, I'm definitely
>> willing to dish out accounts.
>
> I think we have an answer: python.org does not, in general, have a lot
> of platform specific documentation, and we'd have to get the primary
> python folks to approve anything we want to put there. I think that
> makes pythonmac.org the best place for our new, improved, "Intro Page
> for Python on OS-X".
>
> Mark, are you willing to coordinate the writing of a new page[s]?
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> I suggest we have a basic intro, and then perhaps a decision tree  
> under
> the heading:
>
> What version of Python should I use?
>
> That decision tree would include things like: which version of OS-X  
> are
> you running? Do you need python 2.4 features? Do you want to bundle  
> apps
> for others to use? etc.
>
> And, of course, we need a pointer to a FAQ in the Wiki.
>
> I'd also suggest that we break the pythonmac.org/packages pages down
> into separate pages, one for each python version. I think that will  
> make
> it much clearer to folks coming to it which set of packages they  
> should
> look at.
>
> Anyone else?
>
> -Chris
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