Merge lp:~mpt/software-center/help-2.0 into lp:software-center

Proposed by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-03-25
Status: Merged
Merged at revision: not available
Proposed branch: lp:~mpt/software-center/help-2.0
Merge into: lp:software-center
Diff against target: 299 lines (+77/-72)
1 file modified
help/C/software-center.xml (+77/-72)
To merge this branch: bzr merge lp:~mpt/software-center/help-2.0
Reviewer Review Type Date Requested Status
Michael Vogt 2010-03-25 Approve on 2010-03-25
Review via email: mp+22129@code.launchpad.net

Description of the change

Updates the help for Ubuntu Software Center 2.0, including:
- fixes for changes in the interface
- renaming "Ubuntu Netbook Remix" to "Ubuntu Netbook Edition"
- adding a section on "What are 'Canonical Partners'?"

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Looks good, thanks!

review: Approve

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1=== modified file 'help/C/software-center.xml'
2--- help/C/software-center.xml 2009-09-26 08:48:47 +0000
3+++ help/C/software-center.xml 2010-03-25 13:36:23 +0000
4@@ -6,8 +6,8 @@
5 <!--<?yelp:chunk-depth 4?>-->
6 <!--
7 (Do not remove this comment block.)
8- Version: 0.1
9- Last modified: Sep 7, 2009
10+ Version: 2.0
11+ Last modified: Mar 25, 2010
12 Maintainers:
13 Michael Vogt <mvo@ubuntu.com>
14
15@@ -57,33 +57,32 @@
16 </author>
17 </authorgroup>
18 <abstract>
19- <para>This manual explains how to use <application>Software Center</application>.</para>
20+ <para>How to install and remove software in Ubuntu.</para>
21 </abstract>
22 </bookinfo>
23 <!-- ============= Document Body ============================= -->
24
25 <!-- ============= Introduction ============================== -->
26 <chapter id="introduction">
27- <title>What is the Ubuntu Software Center?</title>
28- <para>
29- The Ubuntu Software Center is a virtual catalog of thousands of free
30- applications available for Ubuntu &#8212;
31- software to make your computer more useful.
32- </para>
33- <para>
34- You can find applications by category or by searching,
35- and you can install an application with the click of a button.
36- </para>
37- <para>
38- The Software Center also lets you examine the applications installed on the
39+ <title>What is Ubuntu Software Center?</title>
40+ <para>
41+ Ubuntu Software Center is a virtual catalog of thousands of free
42+ applications and other software to make your Ubuntu computer more useful.
43+ </para>
44+ <para>
45+ You can find software by category or by searching,
46+ and you can install an item with the click of a button.
47+ </para>
48+ <para>
49+ The Center also lets you examine the software installed on the
50 computer already,
51- and remove those you no longer need.
52+ and remove anything you no longer need.
53 </para>
54 </chapter>
55 <chapter id="installing">
56- <title>Installing a program</title>
57+ <title>Installing software</title>
58 <para>
59- To install a program from the Software Center,
60+ To install something with Ubuntu Software Center,
61 you need administrator access and a working Internet connection.
62 (If you set up Ubuntu on this computer yourself,
63 you have administrator access automatically.)
64@@ -91,36 +90,35 @@
65 <orderedlist>
66 <listitem>
67 <para>
68- In the <guilabel>Get Free Software</guilabel> section,
69- find the program you want to install.
70+ In the <guilabel>Get Software</guilabel> section,
71+ find the thing you want to install.
72 If you already know its name, try typing the name in the search field.
73 Or try searching for the type of program you want
74 (like &#8220;spreadsheet&#8221;).
75- Otherwise, browse the Software Center departments to find the program.
76- </para>
77- </listitem>
78- <listitem>
79- <para>
80- Click the program in the list, and click the arrow button to go to the
81- screen for the program.
82- </para>
83- </listitem>
84- <listitem>
85- <para>
86- Click the <guilabel>Install</guilabel> button.
87+ Otherwise, browse the list of departments.
88+ </para>
89+ </listitem>
90+ <listitem>
91+ <para>
92+ Select the item in the list, and choose
93+ <guilabel>More Info</guilabel>.
94+ </para>
95+ </listitem>
96+ <listitem>
97+ <para>
98+ Choose <guilabel>Install</guilabel>.
99 You may need to enter your Ubuntu password
100 before the installation can begin.
101 </para>
102 </listitem>
103 </orderedlist>
104 <para>
105- How long a program takes to install depends on how large it is,
106+ How long something takes to install depends on how large it is,
107 and the speed of your computer and Internet connection.
108 </para>
109 <para>
110- While a program is being installed,
111- it appears in the Software Center&#8217;s <guilabel>In Progress</guilabel> section.
112- As soon as it disappears, the program is installed.
113+ When the screen changes to say &#8220;Installed&#8221;,
114+ the software is ready to use.
115 </para>
116 <itemizedlist>
117 <listitem><para><xref linkend="launching" endterm="launching-title"/></para></listitem>
118@@ -142,14 +140,14 @@
119 <guisubmenu>Office</guisubmenu></menuchoice>.
120 </para>
121 <para>
122- Utilities for configuring the computer system may appear inside
123+ Utilities for changing settings may appear inside
124 <menuchoice><guimenu>System</guimenu>
125 <guisubmenu>Preferences</guisubmenu></menuchoice> or
126 <menuchoice><guimenu>System</guimenu>
127 <guisubmenu>Administration</guisubmenu></menuchoice>.
128 </para>
129 <para>
130- If you are using Ubuntu Netbook Remix,
131+ If you are using Ubuntu Netbook Edition,
132 an application appears in its category on the home screen.
133 </para>
134 <para>
135@@ -161,9 +159,9 @@
136 </para>
137 </chapter>
138 <chapter id="removing">
139- <title id="removing-title">Removing a program</title>
140+ <title id="removing-title">Removing software</title>
141 <para>
142- To remove a program, you need administrator access.
143+ To remove software, you need administrator access.
144 (If you set up Ubuntu on this computer yourself,
145 you have administrator access automatically.)
146 </para>
147@@ -171,25 +169,19 @@
148 <listitem>
149 <para>
150 In the <guilabel>Installed Software</guilabel> section,
151- find the program you want to remove.
152- </para>
153- </listitem>
154- <listitem>
155- <para>
156- Click the program in the list, and click the arrow button to go to the
157- screen for the program.
158- </para>
159- </listitem>
160- <listitem>
161- <para>
162- Click the <guilabel>Remove</guilabel> button.
163+ find the item you want to remove.
164+ </para>
165+ </listitem>
166+ <listitem>
167+ <para>
168+ Select the item in the list, and choose <guilabel>Remove</guilabel>.
169 You may need to enter your Ubuntu password.
170 </para>
171 </listitem>
172 </orderedlist>
173 <para>
174 If a program is open when you remove it,
175- usually it will stay open after it is removed.
176+ usually it will stay open even after it is removed.
177 As soon as you close it, it will no longer be available.
178 </para>
179 <itemizedlist>
180@@ -200,8 +192,8 @@
181 <title id="metapackages-title"
182 >Why is it asking me to remove several programs together?</title>
183 <para>
184- Sometimes if you try to remove one program,
185- the Software Center will warn you that other programs will be removed too.
186+ Sometimes if you try to remove one item,
187+ the Software Center will warn you that other items will be removed too.
188 There are two main reasons this happens.
189 </para>
190 <itemizedlist>
191@@ -216,17 +208,20 @@
192 Multiple applications are sometimes provided as a single package.
193 If any of them are installed, all of them are installed.
194 And if any of them are removed, all of them are removed.
195- The Software Center cannot remove them individually,
196+ Ubuntu Software Center cannot remove them individually,
197 because it has no instructions on how to separate them.
198 </para>
199 </listitem>
200 </itemizedlist>
201 <para>
202- You can use <menuchoice><guimenu>System</guimenu>
203- <guisubmenu>Preferences</guisubmenu>
204- <guimenuitem>Main Menu</guimenuitem></menuchoice> to hide unwanted
205- items from the <guimenu>Applications</guimenu> menu without
206- removing the actual programs.
207+ You can use the <guilabel>Main Menu</guilabel> settings to hide unwanted
208+ items without removing them from the computer.
209+ In Ubuntu, you can find <guilabel>Main Menu</guilabel> inside
210+ <menuchoice><guimenu>System</guimenu>
211+ <guisubmenu>Preferences</guisubmenu></menuchoice>.
212+ In Ubuntu Netbook Edition, it is in
213+ <menuchoice><guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
214+ <guisubmenu>Preferences</guisubmenu></menuchoice>.
215 </para>
216 <itemizedlist>
217 <listitem>
218@@ -236,9 +231,9 @@
219 </itemizedlist>
220 </chapter>
221 <chapter id="canonical-maintained">
222- <title>What does &#8220;Canonical-maintained&#8221; mean?</title>
223+ <title>What is &#8220;Canonical-maintained&#8221;?</title>
224 <para>
225- Some of the software available in the Ubuntu Software Center is
226+ Some of the software available in Ubuntu Software Center is
227 maintained by Canonical.
228 Canonical engineers ensure that security fixes and other critical updates
229 are provided for these programs.
230@@ -248,34 +243,44 @@
231 Any updates are provided on a best-effort basis.
232 </para>
233 </chapter>
234+ <chapter id="canonical-partners">
235+ <title>What is &#8220;Canonical Partners&#8221;?</title>
236+ <para>
237+ <guilabel>Canonical Partners</guilabel> shows software from vendors who
238+ have worked with Canonical to make their software available for Ubuntu.
239+ </para>
240+ <para>
241+ You can install this software in the same way as any other software in
242+ Ubuntu Software Center.
243+ </para>
244+ </chapter>
245 <chapter id="why-free">
246 <title id="why-free-title">Why are all the programs free?</title>
247 <para>
248- Currently, all software in the Ubuntu Software Center is free of charge.
249+ Currently, all software in Ubuntu Software Center is free of charge.
250 </para>
251 <para>
252 Most of this software is developed as <firstterm>open source</firstterm>,
253 which means anyone is allowed to alter it and redistribute it for any
254 price.
255 Ubuntu developers, Debian developers, and others
256- package the software available in the Software Center,
257+ package the software available in Ubuntu Software Center,
258 and make it available to you for free.
259 </para>
260 <para>
261- In a future version of Ubuntu, the Software Center will also allow software
262+ In a future version of Ubuntu, the Center will also allow software
263 purchases.
264 </para>
265 </chapter>
266 <chapter id="missing">
267 <title id="missing-title"
268- >What if a program I want isn&#8217;t in the Software Center?</title>
269+ >What if a program I want isn&#8217;t available?</title>
270 <para>
271 First, check that <menuchoice><guimenu>View</guimenu>
272- <guimenuitem>All Applications</guimenuitem></menuchoice> is selected.
273- That ensures you can see all the software available in the Software Center.
274+ <guimenuitem>All Software</guimenuitem></menuchoice> is selected.
275 </para>
276 <para>
277- If a program isn&#8217;t in the Software Center,
278+ If the software you want still isn&#8217;t there,
279 but you know that it runs on Ubuntu,
280 try contacting the original developers of the program
281 to ask if they can help make it available.
282@@ -290,7 +295,7 @@
283 <title id="bugs-title"
284 >What if a program doesn&#8217;t work?</title>
285 <para>
286- With thousands of applications in the Software Center,
287+ With tens of thousands of programs in Ubuntu Software Center,
288 there&#8217;s always the chance that a few of them won&#8217;t work
289 properly on your computer.
290 </para>
291@@ -301,7 +306,7 @@
292 their <guimenu>Help</guimenu> menu.
293 </para>
294 <para>
295- Otherwise, look through the Software Center for another program to do what you want.
296+ Otherwise, look through the Center for another program to do what you want.
297 </para>
298 <itemizedlist>
299 <listitem><para><xref linkend="removing" endterm="removing-title"/></para></listitem>