Project Start: New Updated Deployment Guide for the Upcoming Fedora 12!

Douglas Silas Hensley dhensley at
Mon Jul 27 18:44:13 UTC 2009

Greetings Fedora users and system administrators,

I meant to announce this last week on fedora-docs-list, but the CC 
slipped my mind. Here's copy of the announcement I sent to 
deployment-guide-list at See the Deployment Guide wiki:

...for details on joining this list. All are welcome.

I'm proud to announce that I'll be heading a new project to update a 
new guide, the Fedora Deployment Guide, for the upcoming Fedora 12 
release! The Fedora Deployment Guide covers system administration 
tasks such as package maintenance, user administration, printing, 
and setting up networks, printers, and services such as Apache, 
LDAP, OpenSSH, Samba, etc.

You can see what's in it and the most current state of the upcoming 
Fedora 12 Deployment Guide here:

The target for completion of this project is before Nov. 1, ahead of 
the GA target date for Fedora 12, which is currently Nov. 3.

The project page for the Deployment Guide, which also tells you 
where to obtain the source files (which are in DocBook XML), is here:

We will definitely be accepting contributors; please contact me if 
you are able to help out. There is a Deployment Guide mailing list. 
To gain access to it, please send an email to the project 
maintainers (of whom I am one) with a brief introduction:

The Fedora Deployment Guide is written in DocBook XML and is 
published using the open source Publican build tool:

More details will follow next week (such as additions to the TOC).

I hope to hear suggestions and opinions from you!

Douglas Silas
Technical Writer | Red Hat, Inc.
Purkyňova 99 | Brno, Czech Republic
Office Direct Dial—62116
Brno Office—(+420) 532 294 111 ext. 10718
dhensley at

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