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Re: Introduction...

On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 11:01 +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 08:23:14PM -0600, John Hornbeck wrote:
> > Hello,  I am John Hornbeck.  I work on the Ubuntu Documentation core
> > team and would like to help out with Debian docs.  I feel that if we are
> > going to be using alot of Debian items in Ubuntu that we need to fully
> > extend the help back to Debian.  I am free to help with what ever docs
> That's great, I'm glad to hear it.
> > are in need of help and happy to help anyone who would like me to help
> > them.  Please just let me know where I could be used and I will get
> > started.  I am familiar with DocBook and learning ReST.  Hope that I can
> > help out, and help bring alot of the Ubuntu docs back to Debian.
> Well, you could probably "be used" in a lot of documents which are in need 
> of help. You can just browse http://www.debian.org/doc/ or the CVS 
> repository (cvs.debian.org, debian-doc CVSROOT) to get a feeling of which 
> documents are in need of help. Developer's manuals probably don't need to 
> much help, but user oriented documentation does. Specially, afaik, 
> administration oriented manuals. 
> Most documentation in Debian is currently, however, written in 
> debiandoc-sgml (shouldn't be an issue to you, but just to let you know).
> As an aside, one thing I've always wondered is which documents are actually 
> being used. That's something we have not investigated and it would be great 
> if someone could dig into the web log statistics (of both the main www site 
> and mirrors) and could tell us: people are mainly using the following 
> documents X, Y and Z. Documents are also distributed as Debian packages, so 
> the popularity-contest data might be useful as well.
> Finally, the "Debian Documentation Policy" document (that should replace 
> http://www.debian.org/doc/docpolicy) is currently stalled. A lot of 
> help is needed to finish it and provide it to developers and documentation 
> writers as a guideline of how documentation should be provided within 
> Debian. Actually, there are a number of TODOs related to the project and 
> available at http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp which nobody is currently 
> working on (again, afaik).
> Hopefully that will get you (and others willing to contribute which are 
> currently lurking in the list) started :-)
> Regards
> Javier
Thanks I will start looking into those.  Do I just send patches to the
list? Let me know,

John Hornbeck

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