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javaman
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Magento folks, this is a clear signal to you that your documentation lacks definition or quality. Where is the Magento response?

 
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Jolly
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Please translate into English!  Just what I have been looking for!

 
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karll
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I’ve installed 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3 and with each version I find the documentation increasingly out of date (and still have yet to gain successful deployment since a test run with 1.0). I know this is “free” software, _but_ I’d be willing to invest in a service fee to Varien if I could count on half decent documentation. In my opinion, and I’ve been developing business web sites for twelve years, this is the most ambitious piece of software I’ve yet seen on the web and yet it’s one of the more poorly documented. It’s time to cut the feature creep, make the basics work with some semblance of logic, and spend big effort consolidating English documentation, including workarounds.

Christmas stores need to be deployed _very_ soon and unfortunately Magento is still at the stage of genius unfulfilled. Now, how can I help with the documentation process? Who do I need to speak with to help us all bring clarity to the documentation?

 
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tomislavbilic
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Hi Karll,
Absolutely correct. There is no point in writing the book when the core function names change with each version. I developed a very nice template that worked with 1.0 version. It almost completely broke with 1.1. Why? Because the core function names were changed. I had to go through all the process again and compare te code with the default theme to figure out what went wrong.

Should I have to do the same process again with 1.2?

I don’t see the point of MVC model with this policy.

 
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SoCalCreations
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With a little help from the page
http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools/translate-pdf-word-documents-online-google-translate/3553/

and CutePDF writer, it took me all of 5min to translate this book very quickly. 

So with the following permission translated from

Dieses können Sie jederzeit weitergeben, kopieren ausdrucken oder auf Ihrer Webseite zum Download anbieten. Die einzige Voraussetzung hierbei ist, dass keine Veränderungen oder Anpassungen – egal welcher Art – am Dokument vorgenommen werden dürfen.

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This you can redistribute, copy or print on your website for downloading. The only requirement is that no changes or adjustments - no matter what kind - on the document may be made.

I give you the quick and dirty English version, that is until they release it officially in English.
A digital copy of this is stored only (in German) at http://viewer.zoho.com/docs/yAk6c, however you can take that URL (for 1 week only) and put it through Google Translates webpage to get your own or download it here.

Enjoy
Will

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Magento rapid introduction-2.0.pdf  (File Size: 4973KB - Downloads: 2009)
 
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Saidur
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Waiting for English .

 
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sumityadav
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The translated version is fine but will not provide the most recent changes that are being done..

So an official documentation/manual should be provided to ease in implementation.

-- Sumit

 
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MageParts
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Great work smile

 
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DCAlmeida
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I am appreciate English translation. Thanks!

javaman - 24 August 2008 04:01 PM

Magento folks, this is a clear signal to you that your documentation lacks definition or quality.

LOL True…

 
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avintel
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English pretty please.

 
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Ravikumar N B
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Really Need the English Version

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captainEmn
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Is the book still free ?
I can’t find the link to download it. I’m redirected to a page to buy it.

 
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misingboy
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Sometimes Googling do helps. Check this magento manual. PDF VERSION

http://barletf.e-supinfo.net/docs/Magento_User_Guide_in_PDF.pdf

 
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rosew
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Yes please can you translate to English?
thank you!

 
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jwb
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Yes please, English.
JWB

 
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