Good afternoon, Before going further, I'd like to introduce myself as this is my first posting to this list though I've come across many familiar names in the postings. My name is Alex Midence and I am an aspiring wet-behind-the-ears c++ programmer by night and a professional trainer by day. I've been learning my way around Emacspeak over the last few months and have grown extremely fond of the package and am continually impressed with the degree of productivity it offers one. I would like to contribute something to the community in return for this amazing app. I've noticed in my learning of Emacspeak that, while there are plenty of reference materials, the number of up-to-date tutorial-style documents geared towards a raw newbie are somewhat sparse and spread out and are written in a way that someone coming from a strong Ms Windows background would find rather laborious to follow, increasing their learning curve unnecessarily. This is probably because a lot of it was written by people who have used Linux for longer than Windows has been accessible (oh, what a battle that has been!) and, as is the case with many a developer, are more comfortable writing code than writing documents. Here's where I come in because, right now, I'm just the opposite. =) What I propose to do is to write a simple tutorial for newcomers to Emacspeak geared towards people who are new to command line, Linux and Emacs as well. I do this sort of thing for a living and it would give me enormous satisfaction to make this contribution to Emacspeak as it has done a lot for me in recent weeks to help me learn to code faster and also to do things I never imagined an editor could do for me. Trouble is, while I am a decent writer and pretty good at teaching, I am still learning Emacs and Emacspeak myself so, from time to time, I may post questions to you all as I put this together. I will set it up as an html document with accompanying audio files illustrating certain points of interest. It's also going to be submitted to the documentation subproject of Vinux as we are exploring the option to include Emacspeak with future distributions either as a pre-installed package or as an easy install script which users can run to set it up for them. Your feedback, guidance, patience and forebearance with this hackfisted newcomer will be most humbly appreciated. Also, if, when it is done, those of you who use or distribute other versions of Linux wish to see about modifying some of it to better fit your distribution, I would be happy to help with that as well, just let me know. I'll be taking it one step at a time. I want to do this right such that it benefits people for a long time to come so, I don't want to rush things too much. Thanks. Alex M ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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