wireless | 18 Mar 02:34 2008
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fixing a setup guide

Hello,

I just subscribe to gentoo-doc and this is my first post.

This doc needs to be fixed:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/jffnms.xml

I can fix it or somebody can look at bug: 186406
and fix it. Since I was the original person that requested
jffnms be support by gentoo, and I have installed it and used
it on many networks, maybe I should maintain the doc?

Who knows, if this experience is *pleasurable* maybe, just
maybe, I'd be willing to maintain a few other docs.

Ok coarse, I'll need a little bit of constructive criticism,
from time to time.....

deal?

James

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Josh Saddler | 18 Mar 05:13 2008
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Re: fixing a setup guide

wireless wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I just subscribe to gentoo-doc and this is my first post.
> 
> This doc needs to be fixed:
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/jffnms.xml
> 
> 
> I can fix it or somebody can look at bug: 186406
> and fix it. Since I was the original person that requested
> jffnms be support by gentoo, and I have installed it and used
> it on many networks, maybe I should maintain the doc?

1. Please file new bugs for documentation updates, rather than writing 
to the gentoo-doc list or adding comments to old RESOLVED FIXED bugs.

2. We can't do anything about marking it amd64; you would need to file a 
  bug and assign it to amd64 <at> gentoo.org and request the package to be 
keyworded.

3. If you're interested in "maintaining" this guide, then it's as simple 
as opening a new bug against it and providing a patch with changes. We 
will review and fix the doc.

Jan Kundrát | 18 Mar 23:08 2008
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Re: fixing a setup guide

Josh Saddler wrote:
> 3. If you're interested in "maintaining" this guide, then it's as simple 
> as opening a new bug against it and providing a patch with changes. We 
> will review and fix the doc.

And if you submit so many good patches that we get tired of committing 
them, we'll ask you if you want to become a developer and maintain stuff 
yourself.

Cheers,
-jkt

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Duncan | 19 Mar 02:19 2008
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Re: fixing a setup guide

Jan Kundrát <jkt <at> gentoo.org> posted 47E03D65.8060102 <at> gentoo.org, excerpted
below, on  Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:08:37 +0100:

> And if you submit so many good patches that we get tired of committing
> them, we'll ask you if you want to become a developer and maintain stuff
> yourself.

LOL.  That's a nice way of putting it.  I can't help but compare that to 
the answer in the current dev discussion.  This one seems so much more... 
effective/upbeat/humorous/apropos/... but about as accurate as it gets.

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Josh Saddler | 19 Mar 03:59 2008
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Re: fixing a setup guide

Jan Kundrát wrote:
> Josh Saddler wrote:
>> 3. If you're interested in "maintaining" this guide, then it's as 
>> simple as opening a new bug against it and providing a patch with 
>> changes. We will review and fix the doc.
> 
> And if you submit so many good patches that we get tired of committing 
> them, we'll ask you if you want to become a developer and maintain stuff 
> yourself.

Yup; this is more or less how I was recruited. They got tired of having 
to make so many proxy-commits for me. ;)

"Gosh darnit, do your own work!" they said, and thwopped me with CVS access.

wireless | 20 Mar 00:17 2008
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Re: fixing a setup guide

Josh Saddler wrote:
> Jan Kundrát wrote:
>> Josh Saddler wrote:
>>> 3. If you're interested in "maintaining" this guide, then it's as 
>>> simple as opening a new bug against it and providing a patch with 
>>> changes. We will review and fix the doc.
>>
>> And if you submit so many good patches that we get tired of committing 
>> them, we'll ask you if you want to become a developer and maintain 
>> stuff yourself.
> 
> Yup; this is more or less how I was recruited. They got tired of having 
> to make so many proxy-commits for me. ;)
> 
> "Gosh darnit, do your own work!" they said, and thwopped me with CVS 
> access.
> 

OK all of this is fine (wonderful). However, I'm a slave to other 
responsibilities so this is all as I get time to develop some 
deliverables to the gentoo community. Surely I have a few things to
learn, in a greater depth.

I'll start by enhancements to the jffnms installation doc.....

Then we'll go from there.

James

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Nandeep Mali | 27 Mar 22:07 2008
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Making Beacon Usable

Hi folks,

This is regarding the possible GSoC project about "Making Beacon Usable". I wanted to work with the doc folks directly on this one so I can include in my proposal the most wanted feature add-ons/improvements.

Since Beacon isn't widely used currently I was having trouble finding people acquainted with it. So calling out to all Doc people, what can be done to help Beacon float further?

Kind Regards
Nandeep Mali

Josh Saddler | 27 Mar 22:17 2008
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Re: Making Beacon Usable

Nandeep Mali wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> This is regarding the possible GSoC project about "Making Beacon 
> Usable". I wanted to work with the doc folks directly on this one so I 
> can include in my proposal the most wanted feature add-ons/improvements.
> 
> Since Beacon isn't widely used currently I was having trouble finding 
> people acquainted with it. So calling out to all Doc people, what can be 
> done to help Beacon float further?

1. What is Beacon?

2. Why do you need the documentation team (really) to help you in your 
SOC project?

Jan Kundrát | 27 Mar 22:23 2008
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Re: Making Beacon Usable

Josh Saddler wrote:
> 1. What is Beacon?

Beacon, a GuideXML editor [1].

Cheers,
-jkt

[1] http://www.kix.in/projects/beacon/

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Matthew Summers | 27 Mar 22:26 2008

Re: Making Beacon Usable

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Jan Kundrát <jkt <at> gentoo.org> wrote:

Josh Saddler wrote:
> 1. What is Beacon?

Beacon, a GuideXML editor [1].

Cheers,
-jkt

[1] http://www.kix.in/projects/beacon/

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I am interested in assisting with this project.  Beacon will be a very nice tool for my interns to use in doing gentoo documentation.  Please let me know how I may be of assistance.

Regards,

Matt Summers
(QuantumSummers)

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