Focus on two guides for FC6 and a schedule

Sam Folk-Williams samfw at redhat.com
Wed Aug 16 11:47:43 UTC 2006


On 08/14/06 15:53 -0700 Karsten Wade wrote:
> We have just enough time to complete two important guides for FC6:
> 
> * Desktop User Guide (new)
> * Installation Guide (update)
> 
> This would give us an additional guide over the FC5 release.
> 
> We need to do this with the resources we have now, while doing our magic
> for the release notes.  A bonus would be getting both guides available
> for translation prior to the release.  I've updated the schedule to
> reflect this.  Our content is due into alpha/draft on 28 August (Wiki)
> or 30 August (XML in CVS):
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Schedule
> 
> To succeed, we need to focus FDP on getting this done.  I ask each of
> you to put your name on *one* of these contributor pages, or two if you
> are not doing a primary role on the second guide.  We need to be
> realistic about how much personal time we have to finish these on time.
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Contributors
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/InstallationGuide/Contributors
I have put myself down as a writer/install tester for the IG. As I put in the
note on that page, I can find some time for targeted tasks but won't be able to
assess what needs to be done. If someone can assign me some specific tasks I'll
be able to tackle them.

Thanks,
Sam


> 
> Each team needs a designated leader who is accountable for making sure
> all other contributors know what they are responsible for, when it is
> due, and where it has to go.  This is not a hard role, but someone needs
> to do it.
> 
> How does this approach sound?  Any suggestions to improve it?  Is my
> schedule too crazy/aggressive to you?  Do you think we should be focused
> on a different set of guides?  Do you want to work on something else and
> not these guides or the release notes?
> 
> Let's get any issues resolved and proceed to writing.  I personally have
> just a bit of time to put into these guides, and want to know what I am
> doing is contributing to the release. ;-)  I'm sure you all feel the
> same.
> 
> cheers - Karsten
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