I am just getting started with Fedora Docs.
- a FAS account create an account
- mailing lists - fedora-docs-list and fedora-wiki-list
- ssh keys, gpg keys
- irc (client and nickname)- Fedora IRCHowTO
- weekly irc meeting agenda
- gobby collaboration tool
- style guide
- naming guide
- wiki gardening
- git an open source version control system in the category of distributed source code management tools
- Publican and the Fedora branding:
su -c "yum install publican publican-fedora"
- soon: CMS
- see a list of existing categories?
- We want only a handful of top level categories:
- wikibot - is available (pywikibot) move pages, rename pages, remove double redirects,
- wikipedia style manual for more organization tips
- Question: why cms instead of wiki?
- really it is not instead of - it is in addition to...
- wiki - quick collaboration, easily updated, frequently changing, end-users
- cms - more static content that must be in xml (docs) and transated and more restricted content like packaging and legal and logos. and lifecycle tracking - to end of life version specific content.
wiki Pagenaming/style tip
- page can only be in one namespace but can have multi categories.
- level1 headers are deprecated and bad bad bad - (page name can have spaces so name your page the level1 headers)
- first thing should not be section header so you get an intro para THEN the table of contents in intro mention that title (in bold). From mediawiki style guide.
- put category at the bottom of page
- can we find pages with a l1 header - and rename page using l1 header and remove l1 header
- look at [fonts] as how category page can have it's own content. uses templates to then list all pages within that category.
Docbook presentation notes
Note: This is just what is new to me and I have used docbook before so ... so it is not all notes from the talk . See above for link to docbook documentation.
I have been meaning to get more involved with fedoraproject for a while and I have been lurking here on the docs list for a few weeks now. I was struggling a little to figure out how this project worked but then I rescued about 50 messages from my spam folder and it is now starting to make more sense :)
I have been a contract instructor for Red Hat since 2000 and involved in network operating system support and training since 1992 (and *nix user even longer). I have contributed to Red Hat course materials including general bug reports, testing updated labs, helping to update the online training from RHEL3 to RHEL4, and providing content for the first release of Red Hat Academy materials.
The Red Hat Academy project involved working with DocBook. I have taught and used cvs, seen subversion, and am sure I can figure out git relatively quickly. I am not as versed in wiki and irc etiquette and usage but I have been poking around and reading some of the intro and FAQ docs and of course I have had plenty of experience with mailing lists and AIM.
And for all that I use and recommend opensource, this is the first project I have actually joined (better late then never I guess).
I am interested in all things related to learning and teaching - documentation, corporate training, university settings, and youngsters too.
I am also lurking on the OLPC list and as a longer term goal, I would like to learn more about packaging.
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