Minutes from FDSCo (03-May-2005)
kwade at redhat.com
Thu May 5 23:45:11 UTC 2005
## For those wondering what is happening in the Documentation Project:
Fedora Documentation Steering Committee (FDSCo)
03-MAY-2005 #fedora-docs on irc.freenode.net
Karsten Wade (chair)
FDSCo: Find ways to get fame to documentors. Name up in lights. Etc.
FDSCo: You can post a link to your own self-intro or similar on your
FDSCo: Take the divided list of writers who have volunteered and
contact them directly to see what help they need, or what their
status and interest is.
Gavin: To make a Wiki Contributors page that incorporates the Writers
and Editors pages somehow, linking to Self-Intros. This is
part of the "find the interested writers" sub-project.
Gavin: Hunt fedoraforum.org for doc ideas and writers.
Gavin: To look into getting a FDSCo interview on lugradio.org.
Paul/Karsten: FDL for the new style chapter
Karsten: Assign task of making docs use common files in ./ instead of
../, in order to work for separate modules per document.
Karsten: Deliver minutes that are better organized, using the FESCO
minutes as an example. Will start posting to fedora-announce
as well as fedora-docs-list.
Karsten: Look into reordering CVS to make all documents in fedora-docs
module into separate modules.
Tommy: Convert tasks into a schedule, split out goals, borrowing from
Tammy: How to create a new CVS module, for the Doc Guide.
Tammy: Look into ViewCVS. One objective is to get regular reports of
activity on documentation, in order to help define abandoned
Tammy: Looking into sponsorship of Doc Days and similar incentives for
* New writers will find this page very useful in getting started:
* Details on gaining CVS access are available at:
* Stuart has made signficant progress on tracking the status of all
documents ever proposed or in the works, pulling together
information from disparate locations.
* Paul and Karsten have the first iteration of the style guidelines
put into the Doc Guide. These are required reading for writers and
editors to be able to work together.
* Karsten announced the style changes and noted they are required
reading for writers and editors.
* CVS is available at /cvs/docs for all documentation projects.
IDEA: A Docs Day, contest/competition with booty/prizes, for example,
NOTE: CVS: Separate module for all docs, makes it easier to check out.
NOTE: Wiki is acting as a work-in-progress area to make process and
info available immediately. Eventually, all of this will be in
the Doc Guide.
NOTE: If ViewCVS doesn't provide the reporting we need to track
documentation activity, we can look into scraping
fedora-docs-commits into a Wiki. Objective is to use existing
tools to capture document status instead of having another Wiki
page for everyone to keep updated.
NOTE: A layout/outline using blank XML pages is considered enough to
get into CVS with.
NOTE: Snot is considered off-topic.
NOTE: It's nice to have a list of closed and accomplished tasks.
Karsten Wade, RHCE * Sr. Tech Writer * http://people.redhat.com/kwade/
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