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

Tom Wickline twickline at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 06:18:39 UTC 2010


Yea, were going to need a openindiana-dev mailing list in the future right?
To send patches to and discuss development.


On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Kevin J. Woolley <kjw at javabunny.net> wrote:

> Hello folks,
> From IRC traffic I understand (perhaps wrongly) that the most up-to-date
> manual pages and documentation aren't available to us due to licensing
> issues.  If that's the case I'd like to start putting some effort into
> bringing things up to date.  I've got a few questions on how best to do that
> -- if the best answer is "RTFM", then say so, and I will.  I'm hoping a few
> good questions now can save some hours of Googling.
> First, where is the current non-manpage documentation maintained, and what
> is the best way to submit changes?
> Second, what are some areas where the most attention is needed?
> Third, what is the best process for updating manpages?  I'm assuming
> they're maintained as part of the consolidations they document.  Should I be
> asking for commit bits to those, or should we have a process for passing
> them to those who do?  Should we even have a uniform process for this, or is
> it too early in the game?
> Lastly (for now, of course), how do we want to organise how-tos and FAQs?
>  On the main OI wiki, or on another wiki/site that enables user comments or
> a forum, or one that enables some "Indypedia" type features?
> Cheers,
> kjw
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