Feedback request | Documentation site reorg, switch to Markdown
dsmythies at telus.net
Sun Feb 19 19:25:25 UTC 2017
I'm only commenting on the Ubuntu Serverguide herein,
As others have covered the desktop help docs and the
installation guide quite well.
What I have to say was also covered in our off-list
On 2017.02.15 13:58 Peter Matulis wrote:
> All this would entail:
> - Initial conversion of all XML files to GFM (GitHub Flavored
> Markdown) . Done by Canonical.
> Canonical could create a mockup site of the Server Guide to show what
> all this would look like, including at the commit, build, and publish
For years now, you have been trying get agreement to change the
the serverguide to some sort of markdown. I have always wanted to
see a project plan, timeline, and labour estimate. Now you are saying
Canonical would do the initial work (I assume they would want
a project plan, timeline and estimate), so that community concern
Would the mentioned mockup site and workflow include translations
workflow? Would it include a PDF mockup serverguide? In my opinion
a PDF serverguide is a must have.
> It is my hope that moving to Markdown will act as a catalyst to get
> people to contribute to docs again. It is certainly more user-friendly
> than the two forms of XML currently in use.
As I have said so many times now, the Serverguide is in
desperate need of subject matter expert help.
Myself, I don't think the change would make any difference to
people's wiliness to contribute. However the feedback
from Robert Young suggests perhaps otherwise.
> Note that documentation for the Canonical-sponsored projects is
> available for contributions from the community (minus
> internationalization at this time) and will be published according to
> CC BY-SA 4.0 .
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