Beat writers may find the Fedora 16 Technical Notes helpful:
This document lists all new and changed packages between the Fedora 15
GA release and the current Alpha repository. Packages are listed by RPM
group, which might not always make sense to you, so be creative when
browsing RPM groups. If you are looking for a particular package, there
is a complete index by package name.
If a package is not listed in the document it means it has not changed,
at least as of this morning. Of course, this document will change as
Fedora 16 development continues, but the significant changes should
already be in the repo (and hence in the document).
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> Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:50:38 -0700
> From: "T. C. Hollingsworth" <tchollingsworth(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Introduction and plans on documenting systemd
> To: For participants of the Documentation Project
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> Over at kde-docs-english we have our own little slice of SVN for
> colloborative editing. I find that to be a lot easier to work with than
> wikis. Perhaps we could set up a fedorahosted/fedorapeople git repo for
> this (or colloborative editing in general)?
Each Guide has its own git repository for this purpose. If I remember
correctly, you (plural) haven't decided exactly where to put the Systemd
documentation yet, but it probably belongs in the Deployment Guide, so...
Get a second opinion before you start committing to that guide, because I'm
still a Docs newbie.
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The Alpha announcement is due to be completed Monday, and so far, nobody
has stood up to take that task.
I generated a draft announcement (very draft), mostly by copying the
Please take some time to visit
and give it some love. This needs a lot of work.
I'm a 35 year old guy from Norway.I've worked in different areas of the
IT industry since 1995, focusing mainly on networking, server
management and computer security. I started working with NT 3.5 servers
and workstations, and after a while I started getting interested in the
Linux operating system. I started using Debian because that was the os
installed on the company's servers. When configuring new servers I
chose Redhat, and began getting comfortable with that.
I've used Redhat to run various firewalls and mail scanners and set up
RH with basic networking and file services as well. I've set up routing
and networking using Redhat and HP ProLiant switches.
I've also worked as an instructor on TCP/IP and computer security.
I've done some programming using C, Python and C#.
Nowadays I use Fedora for my desktop, mainly because it focuses on the
latest innovation for the Linux computing environment.
I've skimmed through some of the code for systemd, and I find this
innovation especially appealing.
I would like to document it for the Fedora docs project, together with
someone else with the same interest!
I will start writing about it these days, but I haven't gotten up to
speed with the Docbook and Publican parts yet, so I'll just start
writing plain text in Emacs...
So that was my introduction, hope to get to know you guys better!
All the best
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I would like to have membership in the fedora docs group.
account name: jhunt
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* roll call (zoglesby, 13:00:13)
* Follow up on last week's action items (zoglesby, 13:02:01)
* ACTION: Sparks to look for an Python expert for OLF (zoglesby,
* ACTION: Sparks to ensure connectivity from FAD@OLF (zoglesby,
* ACTION: zoglesby ask : "rudi to continue to follow up on FOP issue"
on docs-list (zoglesby, 13:05:02)
* Fedora 16 Schedule (zoglesby, 13:05:11)
* LINK: http://tinyurl.com/F16-docs (zoglesby, 13:05:22)
* ACTION: jjmcd reset the beats page for F16 (zoglesby, 13:07:25)
* LINK: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Notes_schedule is where
we add a little prose and track progress (jjmcd, 13:08:11)
* ACTION: zoglesby fix human readable schedule (zoglesby, 13:08:17)
* LINK: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Notes_schedule
* ACTION: zoglesby to post call for beat writers to planet.fp.o
* ACTION: jjmcd Notify Development About Alpha Release Notes
* FAD @ OLF (zoglesby, 13:15:53)
* FUDcon Blacksburg (zoglesby, 13:18:31)
* ACTION: Figure out Docs classes for FUDCon Blacksburg, who is
teaching what, what is going to be covered (zoglesby, 13:23:45)
* Docs QA (5 minutes) (zoglesby, 13:24:49)
* Guide Status (zoglesby, 13:26:47)
* ACTION: zoglesby research Gnome 3 documentation, possible hacking at
OLF (zoglesby, 13:29:08)
* ACTION: bcotton to work on Gnome 3 printing for User Guide
* ACTION: pkovar to ask about docs hackfest at desktop summit on list
* Outstanding BZ Tickets (zoglesby, 13:33:51)
* ACTION: zoglesby jjmcd Look into a docs menu for gnome 3 (zoglesby,
* Open floor discussion (zoglesby, 13:44:00)
Meeting ended at 13:50:27 UTC.
Action Items, by person
* bcotton to work on Gnome 3 printing for User Guide
* jjmcd reset the beats page for F16
* jjmcd Notify Development About Alpha Release Notes
* zoglesby jjmcd Look into a docs menu for gnome 3
* pkovar to ask about docs hackfest at desktop summit on list
* zoglesby ask : "rudi to continue to follow up on FOP issue" on
* zoglesby fix human readable schedule
* zoglesby to post call for beat writers to planet.fp.o
* zoglesby research Gnome 3 documentation, possible hacking at OLF
* zoglesby jjmcd Look into a docs menu for gnome 3
* Sparks to look for an Python expert for OLF
* Sparks to ensure connectivity from FAD@OLF
* Figure out Docs classes for FUDCon Blacksburg, who is teaching what,
what is going to be covered
I don't know if any of you have gotten wind of this yet. Google is
hosting a "Summer of Code Doc Camp". Seems to be an unconference
followed by doc sprints coordinated by Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals.
I don't think the GNOME team is going. We don't really do manuals,
so the GNOME team doesn't feel like it would be helpful to what
we work on. The Fedora team does do manuals, though, so maybe it
would be helpful.
I'm probably going to go as an individual without the rest of
GNOME. If Fedora is there, I'd be happy write for you during the
The Fedora 16 release Notes beats are now open. If you had a beat in
the past, go to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Beats and
remove the asterisk from your name.
If you would like to take a beat, add your name to the table.
If you think there needs to be another beat, post a suggestion to this
list. Nothing has to be cast in stone.