Help documentation in Ubuntu

Registered by John Lea on 2012-05-04

Discussion of what we can do to improve Ubuntu's help documentation and it's visibility on the desktop.

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-[Effenberg0x0] I had suggested, during OO cycle, that we add a "Question Mark" icon to Unity Launcher Bar automatically during install. Something like any of these: http://goo.gl/lO8wR
Clicking this icon would open Ubuntu Help. Ubuntu Help first page, the one that will show first, would have visible links to other support alternatives, such as: UbuntuForums, AskUbuntu, irc.ubuntu.com. I still think it's a good idea: Not all people that eventually get in touch with Ubuntu know that a) There are offline help contents available at a default install b) How to launch it c) Where to look for support. [effenberg0x0 at ubuntu.com]

-[Effenberg0x0] Would it be possible to integrate the help documentation to the dash, in a "Help" lens? [effenberg0x0 at ubuntu.com]

- [rrnwexec] 05-07-2012
Ubuntu Vancouver (UVLC) will be releasing 3 guides to Unity shortly (~2 weeks). These will be released in ODT (and PDF) formats. Assistance migrating to mallard welcomed. Please contact me.

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