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Re: Apache Subversion: GNOME Women Outreach

From: Miriam Hochwald <miriamhochwald_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:43:47 +1000

Hello Justin,

Actually the INSTALL docs ... whilst detailed make me phobic. It seems to
target the audience that likes to tinker, rather than just click and oh ...
there it is (think iPad users ... which is most of the world). It might be
better to have something other than plain text, in a kind of "Wizard"
approach - problem solver perspective.

A simple piece of "stupidity" to a Noob which I have just encountered is
... use of 'make' - well, if you don't have a C complier installed, then
"ba-bum!" no fun. So, then I needed to go back into the plain text doc (no
highlighters or formatting assistance) and then go ... hmmm... C compiler,
C compiler. Googles gcc. Googles Xcode. Needs updated Mac OS. Downloads
updated Mac OS - updates Mac. Think she has lost *all* her files - Panic!
Finds files - "phew!" Downloads Eclipse - chooses version and updates.
Computer doesn't like update etc. ... etc. Ok ... so you see the picture.
Eventually when I finish updating Xcode and obtain gcc I will go back to
that unformatted plain text and read the next line. Convoluted.

Kind regards,

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>wrote:

> justin

Founder & Director
Girl Geek Coffees (GGC)
Received on 2013-01-02 03:44:21 CET

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