FDSCo Meeting 2007-05-06 IRC log
kwade at redhat.com
Sun May 6 17:55:51 UTC 2007
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09:06 < stickster> :-)
09:06 < quaid> there :)
09:07 < stickster> Relnotes translation status is documented on wiki at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Translation/Statistics
09:07 < couf> hah :)
09:07 < stickster> Making great progress in smaller modules. Release notes module, less so.
09:07 < stickster> There are several locales for relnotes done, though -- notably es, pt, pt_BR and sr if memory serves
09:07 < stickster> I think el and zh_CN are either done or almost done too
09:07 < quaid> should we drop an email to the in-danger languages? is that easily done?
09:08 < stickster> I don't have membership on the per-lang lists, but I can certainly send an email to f-trans-l with a summary
09:09 < couf> <dreaming>1 e-mailadress to all lang-lists</dreaming>
09:09 * stickster shakes couf awake
09:09 < glezos> Here are some key people for languages: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/Teams
09:10 * couf thanks stickster
09:12 * glezos will send an email to -trans-de (german) 'cause they seem a bit inactive
09:12 < stickster> glezos: You may be able to just forward my email -- going to f-trans-l in a minute or two
09:12 < glezos> ok
09:14 < quaid> well ... anything else to do there?
09:14 < quaid> when do we have to drop the package to RelEng
09:15 < stickster> Around the 10th AIUI
09:15 < stickster> I will certainly coordinate with Jesse since I'll see him in DS
09:15 < stickster> *SD
09:15 < quaid> ok
09:15 < stickster> It's possible there could be a day or two of slide time given the Summit
09:15 < glezos> stickster: please remember to remind the (new) deadline for translations in your mail
09:16 < stickster> Yup, doing so -- sent it before, sending it again
09:17 < stickster> OK, off
09:18 < stickster> IG status: doing some heavy refactoring today, hope to have the whole thing ready in ~48 hours
09:18 -!- aalamS [n=aalam at 22.214.171.124] has quit [Remote closed the connection]
09:18 < quaid> quick side question ...
09:18 < quaid> are we Ok with the idea of merging all project tasks into DP/Tasks?
09:19 < quaid> it's "different" from other projects; we adoped the TaskSchedule from e.g. FESCo, and I sort of hate it :)
09:19 * stickster gives +1, we need to simplify... and I hate it too :-)
09:19 < quaid> ok
09:19 * quaid works on that in the background, so he can get a list of "Guides for F7" on Tasks
09:20 < glezos> +1 here
09:21 < couf> +1 here aswell
09:22 < jmbuser> simplifying is good
09:23 < stickster> BTW, thanks to the folks cleaning up our project page. Much easier to read and navigate now!
09:23 < jmbuser> JonRob deserves a round of applause
09:23 < couf> +1, thanks JonRob
09:23 < JonRob> jmbuser: you'll make me blush
09:24 < JonRob> glad you'll like it tho :D
09:25 < glezos> :)
09:25 * quaid does a golf clap
09:25 < quaid> jmbuser: tell us about CompleteReference
09:26 < glezos> this is a great example on how a new member could do something really useful for a project
09:26 < quaid> fresh perspective + enthusiasm == life blood :)
09:27 < JonRob> the DP/Tasks page would be a good addition to the join page
09:27 < JonRob> help other newbies get involved
09:27 < quaid> yes!
09:27 < quaid> that is exacly the reason, to get all the real tasks in one place, organizes by difficulty, etc.
09:28 < JonRob> yeah
09:28 < JonRob> cool :D
09:28 < couf> indeed, keep it simple and people will want to jump in
09:29 < glezos> a list with simple, hands-on tasks each one having a mentor is a great way to encourage new members to get their hands dirty and have fun
09:29 < quaid> right ... instead of jamming all on that page, if a sub-project (e.g. release notes) needs lots of tasks, then we can just reference a sub-page (DP/Tasks/ReleaseNotes)
09:30 < JonRob> quaid: take away from the fear of random wiki edits!
09:30 < JonRob> (probably just me on that one :D)
09:31 < jmbuser> jmbuser: random wiki-editing is fun
09:31 * jmbuser talks to himself
09:32 < JonRob> lol
09:32 < couf> jmbuser: you seem to like doing that :-)
09:32 < jmbuser> couf: only lately :-)
09:32 * quaid wonders what happened to the Wiki patch that kept the table from floating under the darn right nav
09:32 < couf> well then an FYI: I'm working on to small FDP-howto's (wiki-2-xml and publishing to docs.fp.org)
09:32 < quaid> cool
09:33 < quaid> although on the later ...
09:33 < quaid> latter
09:33 < quaid> that exists, doesn't it?
09:33 < couf> yeah, but more refining it
09:33 < quaid> ok
09:33 < quaid> don't kill yourself on it, since we are sunsetting that method
09:33 * quaid didn't want to say "killing"
09:33 < couf> i've got some .conf-file around, making it just copy-paste -> restarting apache
09:34 < couf> quaid: gotcha
09:34 < stickster> couf: There is part of the publishing to docs.fp.org in the /cvs/fedora branch README
09:34 < stickster> couf: You may be able to leapfrog using that
09:34 < couf> stickster: thanks, didn't see that file
09:34 < stickster> under config/HOWTO*
09:36 < couf> well it's just mentioning a sort of differnet approach (alternative method), for people already running a site
09:36 < stickster> couf: cool
09:37 < couf> okay, should we move on?
09:38 < jmbuser> +1
09:38 < stickster> =1
09:38 < stickster> +1, sorry
09:39 < couf> we've had the IG, so that makes: admin guide and/or FUG
09:39 < quaid> so for the other guides
09:39 < quaid> I don't see us having them ready w/ translations by F7
09:39 < quaid> ready, yes; l10n, no
09:39 < quaid> which is not optimal, but its ok
09:40 < jmbuser> quaid: I have to agree with the FUG not being ready for translation
09:40 < quaid> so the list of target guides is: Installation, Administration, (New) Users ...
09:40 < quaid> Yum ...
09:40 < quaid> (Software Management)
09:40 < quaid> anything else?
09:41 < couf> guess not, we shouldn't go too far with this
09:41 < couf> having 4 guides ready will be nice
09:42 < quaid> yes, we can look at producing more between releases
09:42 < quaid> I see two general classes of guides
09:42 < quaid> one is essential to have with a new release
09:42 < quaid> those help you install, use, and administrate the system
09:42 < quaid> the other kind are more bonus, and go into different areas people care about
09:42 < quaid> some of those other kind may end up getting pulled later into e.g. Administrationg guide
09:43 < quaid> those are the "how to run your own repo" and etc. types
09:44 < JonRob> has the docs project ever considered trying to establish a set of less formal guides, to compliment the formal ones?
09:44 < quaid> how do you mean less-formal?
09:45 < quaid> wiki-based or?
09:45 < JonRob> quaid: good question, there's loads of info spread around fedora forums etc that are useful (and that don't have legal/patent issues)
09:45 < JonRob> but they're so scattered
09:45 < quaid> right
09:46 < JonRob> might be nice to have something that makes those easier to find
09:46 < JonRob> not same quality
09:46 < JonRob> but useful none the less
09:46 < quaid> well, all the fedoraunity sites are under the OPL, so that is one souce
09:46 -!- Netsplit pratchett.freenode.net <-> irc.freenode.net quits: mether, stickster, tsAWAY, vpv, jmbuser, couf
09:46 < quaid> once we have document publishing out of the Wiki, we can turn the Wiki into 100% community collaborate documentation
09:46 < quaid> whoops
09:46 < quaid> hold on until the net desplits
09:46 -!- Netsplit over, joins: jmbuser
09:46 -!- mether [i=ask at fedora/mether] has joined #fedora-docs
09:46 -!- Netsplit over, joins: stickster, couf, vpv, tsAWAY
09:47 < JonRob> sure
09:47 < JonRob> what was that?
09:47 < jmbuser> stickster: What happened?
09:48 < stickster> wacky
09:48 < quaid> netsplit
09:48 < quaid> we waited for you :)
09:48 < quaid> only thing I said was ...
09:48 < quaid> once we have document publishing out of the Wiki, we can turn the Wiki into 100% community collaborate documentation
09:48 < stickster> roger that
09:49 < quaid> JonRob: netsplit is when the servers we are chatting on drop their connection; we are all connected to a random IRC server that is all part of an IRC network, and sometimes a server splits off, then comes back
09:49 < quaid> (e.g. those guys were all on pratchett.freenode.net)
09:49 < JonRob> quaid: thanks :D
09:49 < glezos> Ideally we'll be able to fix the defragmentation of our docs and get them all in a "bigger picture" thing.. although low-level they will be modular.
09:49 < glezos> with the publication from the wiki we might be able to get this "right".
09:50 < jmbuser> +1
09:50 < quaid> yep
09:50 < quaid> it's going to be quite a productive summer with the two GSoC projects solving long standing problems :)
09:51 < jmbuser> yes!
09:52 < couf> will be great :)
09:52 < JonRob> is there anywhere with details on these longstanding problems?!
09:52 < stickster> let's hope so!
09:52 < stickster> oops, I meant that as a response to quaid
09:52 < JonRob> lol
09:53 < jmbuser> JonRob: May I humbly recommend http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/WorkFlowIdeas ?
09:53 * jmbuser shamelessly plugs his doc
09:53 < JonRob> jmbuser: thanks
09:56 < quaid> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Plone#head-bd3aef95681e959064f783eba789c6288d8f8b7b
09:56 < quaid> that's a good summary of one of the problems/solutions
09:57 < jmbuser> quaid: agreed
09:58 < JonRob> sounds like it will be useful once plone arrives!
10:00 * quaid sits down with some breakfast
10:00 < quaid> one of those days where the effort to make coffee is too much
10:00 < quaid> ok, what else ...
10:00 * stickster buried in PXE server provisioning
10:01 < quaid> whee!
10:02 < quaid> so, I'm going to get the Tasks page updated ....
10:02 < quaid> and I'll get the list-o-Guides up there as tasks
10:03 < quaid> anything else of the "other business" sort?
10:04 < couf> don't think so
10:04 < quaid> ok, then ...
10:04 * quaid does the final thirty second count down
10:04 < stickster> nope, nada here
10:05 < quaid> thanks for attending all
10:05 < jmbuser> quaid: Thanks
10:05 < JonRob> cheers all
10:05 < quaid> ... and thanks to our families and friends who put up with us giggling at IRC jokes in the middle of a Sunday :)
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10:05 * quaid looks at stickster for the final joke
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10:05 < quaid> </meeting>
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