Re: editing Debian documentation
On Thursday 29 July 2004 1:05 pm, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 09:39:28AM -0700, Carla Schroder wrote:
> > I'm not a programmer, just an old country sysadmin, so I've been thinking
> > what I can do in terms of supporting Debian. Would
> > be useful? I know that writing man pages and howtos is always in demand.
> > I've noticed that a lot of existing documention could use a bit of
> > spelling, grammar, clarity, and so forth. Is there anyone maintaining some
> > documentation who would like an assist?
> Yes! We are *always* short-handed when it comes to documentation!
> Some references to get you started:
Good stuff, thanks.
> > Do document maintainers have to go through months of hell like package
> > maintainers to be officially accepted?
> If having to wait a few months for voting rights and formal recognition
> by the project is "hell" to you, I don't really have much consolation to
> offer. With few notable exceptions, most NMs weather their stay in the
> queue with equanimity; and as a non-packaging developer, if anything
> there would be fewer obstacles in the way of you getting work done than
> for a package maintainer NM.
I have heard heart-rending tales of how the whole deal works. After reading
David's post, it doesn't sound so hellish. (So eating dishes of worms was a
big fib. Hmph.)
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