Re: Debian Documentation Project
On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 04:02:07PM -0400, Trevor Curtis wrote:
> Hi there!
> I've been using Debian for a while now and recently came across this
Yes, that is by javi. We are lacking people.
> A few years ago I was a member of the GNOME Documentation Project so I
> have experience using doc-book (SGML and XML) and of course actually
> writing documentation. I'd like to help out if help is still needed.
> I should point out that I have no formal training writing manuals.
> How does one typically get started? Do I have to run Unstable? Is there
> a document that would help me get started? What sorts of technologies do
> people use?
Since we need to describe for next release, having acess to
testing/unstable environment is required. It is possible to run stable
if you set up chroot for testing/unstable to check latest behavior if
you are considering new content writing.
For translation, stable may be good enough but testing/unstable may be
I personally run unstable.
We used to use
But people (e.g. d-i folks for installation manual) are moving to
* svn and other VCS
* DocBook XML
What kind of work are you in mind?
* creating whole new document focused on particular subject.
* updating existing one?
http://www.debian.org/doc/ has list of existing ones.
For my Debian Reference, I am trying to make total reorganization.
* tentatively draft content in Wiki
* thinking to convert it to DocBook XML with po4a
> Trevor Curtis