4.6 documentation efforts

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 20:13:11 CEST 2008

On 4/6/08, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm writing because I noticed no mention of Xfce documentation on the
> roadmap, and wanted to get your thoughts.  From what I understand,
> developers have been resistant to having a single documentation repository.
> I do not know all of the reasons for this, but thought now might be a good
> idea to bring up the topic.
> As a person who'd like to contribute to documentation, I find the many
> documentation repositories a big barrier to entry.  I posted to the mailing
> list about a month ago about wanting to contribute to documentation efforts,
> but got no response (it's ok . . . I'm sure you get a lot of people who say
> they'd like to help).
> However, I'd be willing to put together a roadmap to collect the current
> documentation, organize it, and identify areas for improvement, and then
> work to fill those gaps.  As things stand now, though, it's difficult to
> know where to proceed.
> So you know, I come from the Xubuntu team, and was the primary contributor
> throughout the Hardy release cycle [1].  I have good docbook, organization,
> and writing skills, and would like to contribute to upstream efforts.
> Again, I understand that developers have been resistant to changing their
> approach to documentation.  I have a day job, and I don't want to have to
> worry about too much stuff, either.  I am willing to contribute to something
> like this, though.  Please let me know your thoughts.  Thanks,

I'd like to point out that Jim has been doing an excellent job on the
Xubuntu documentation, so if he is offering his help it'd be quite the
missed opportunity not to accept it. :)

> [1] https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-doc/ubuntu-doc/xubuntu-hardy<https://code.launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-core-doc/ubuntu-doc/xubuntu-hardy>

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