I’ve just wrote this mail on international mailing lists of the gvSIG project and I thought it could be worth to paste it also here, just in case anyone can help.
(From project web page) “OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Xubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around.”
gvSIG Desktop is packaged at this Live DVD, I’ve been maintaining the install script for gvSIG Desktop for a while, an easy task thanks to the gvSIG Desktop Debian package. I also created the gvSIG overview page and finally translated some documents into Spanish.
The point is that gvSIG Desktop lacks a good quick start document and I’m not able to prepare it for the next release so I’m asking here if anyone wants to help creating that document.
A “quick start” is a document describing for a someone who never has used gvSIG Desktop how to load some data (remote or local) and do some simple tasks (i.e. create a thematic map, or a layout)
You can see more quick starts here.
So, if anyone is interested about helping on this, it would be a nice contribution to the gvSIG project. I can help translating the quick start into the markup format is needed on the project, so a ODT or HTML would be OK.
Of course, you can reuse any of the existing gvSIG Desktop training materials available out there, but they have to be adapted to the OSGeo LiveDVD data to enable any LiveDVD user to follow the quick start document.