[OpenIndiana-discuss] Manpages and documentation -- where to start?

Guido Berhoerster gber at openindiana.org
Fri Oct 1 10:29:12 UTC 2010

* Alasdair Lumsden <alasdairrr at gmail.com> [2010-10-01 00:32]:
> On 30 Sep 2010, at 09:41, Paul Johnston wrote:
> > In terms of what could do with being more up to date may I venture the
> > zpool and zfs entries as starters?
> > They are fairly quick moving facets of the OS and the ones (man pages)
> > on my machine are over 9 months old.
> > 
> > Regards Paul
> Hi Paul,
> We definitely could do with people working on the documentation
> side of things. Unfortunately I personally don't know exactly
> what the state of play is with the documentation; I'm not sure
> which consolidations they live in (if they're centralised in a
> single manpage consolidation, or if they're spread out).
> So I'm not sure how to advise on where to start. We definitely
> would appreciate the help with it, but it might involve a
> "research project" first, including "documenting the state of
> documentation".

Changes to ONNV documentation (that is non-OpenIndiana spcific
stuff) should be made in an Illumos subproject. They already have
a documentation project although I can't see if there is any

The main problem with ONNV manpages is that their sources have
not been made available, so the Illumos project needs to agree on
a way to maintain these.

The most current ONNV manpage drop (from September 2009) can be
obtained here:

Guido Berhoerster

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