New developer documentation
mantha at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 26 17:27:39 GMT 2007
On Jan 26, 2007, at 7:08 AM, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Colin and I have put together a new landing page for developer
> documentation, to supersede DeveloperResources and some other
> incomplete or
> outdated documentation:
Rockin' ! This should help new people get info fast and help the more
seasoned with policy changes.
> It's intended to provide a starting point for people who want to get
> involved in development, as well as an index of relevant
> information for
> active developers. The table of contents should provide a good
> overview of
> its intended scope.
> I would appreciate feedback from developers about it, especially:
> - Existing resources which should be linked from it, or
> incorporated into it
Well, I don't really see any references to the Ubuntu Packaging Guide
 . Also, would the Debian Python Policy be something to add?
Maybe it's better for farther down the food chain.
One thing I see on the page is a real mixture of Main and Universe
and core dev and MOTU material. Here's an example:
"Starting points" starts out with a reference to MOTU and then in the
next section "Communication" it doesn't refer to #ubuntu-motu or
ubuntu-motu ML at all.
Some of the links are to MOTU/ wiki pages but are referenced as being
general. I think we should either have a generic page (in perhaps a
generic namespace) or 1 page for Universe and 1 page for Main. I
think it would be nice to have 1 page and simply note where Main and
Universe workflows diverge. This page is certainly a step in that
direction and I'm glad to see it.
Thanks for all the work Colin and Matt.
- Jordan Mantha
 Edgy version is https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/
packagingguide/C/index.html and the "in progress" version (currently
broken but should be fixed soon) http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
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