Minutes from FDSCo (31 May 2005)

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Fri Jun 3 20:23:14 UTC 2005

Fedora Documentation Steering Committee (FDSCo)
31-MAY-2005 #fedora-docs on irc.freenode.net


Karsten Wade (Chair)
Tammy Fox
Gavin Henry
Paul Frields
Stuart Ellis


* FC4 Release notes status
* FC4 Installation Guide status
* Documentation Guide thoughts (time coming soon)
* Tools status

New Actions:

FDP: Separate release notes by arch to be tackled for FC5test1, will
     discuss viability first, tabled for a few weeks

Karsten:  Karsten to post final FC4 relnotes to wiki.

FDP: List needs to consider packaging documentation for FC5.  RPMs for

     * Separate RPMs per manual?
     * One or separate SRPMs?
     * htmlview useful, not a dependency?
     * yelp connection?

FDP: Post your ideas for the Documentation Guide to Wiki:

     * Work on this guide to continue within a few weeks
     * Paul will call for a DOCG focused meeting for the FDSCo, probably
28 June

FDP: Documentation Project focus is on making the toolchain work on
     current base release plus released updates.

     * DocBook wiki might help resolve disparate systems problems

FDP: Writer's different environments causing small problems already.

     * Can we post process somewhere in the CVS commits chain?
       cf. indent for C
     * How can we use xmldiff

Karsten: Discuss xmldiff and post-processing of XML with Elliott

Paul: Documentation Guide example tutorial shall illustrate almost
      everything in the Documentation Guide itself.


* Release notes
  * New process went well
  * Beats all worked out, XML infrastructure in place, making next
  time easier

* Installation Guide
  * Never complete, but shippable 
  * Can the IG appear next to README for FC4?  (follow up: no)

* XSL patched to support no chunks
  * Thanks to James Laska

Karsten Wade, RHCE * Sr. Tech Writer * http://people.redhat.com/kwade/
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