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Re: SELinux in guides [was: Self-Introduction: Eric Christensen]



On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 14:11 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 01:29 +0900, Marc Wiriadisastra wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 16:12 +0100, Bart Couvreur wrote:
> > > Upgrade the FAQ to a more formal Guide? This includes a lot of intro,
> > > and why is SELinux what it is, but that would mostly be a rephrasing /
> > > styling of the content out there on the different wiki's, blogs, ...
> > 
> > Upgrade the FAQ to a formal guide seems like the best way to go.
> > 
> > I checked all the links and rearranged the words.  I couldn't add much
> > of Walsh's stuff into it because it didn't seem to fit.  There was a lot
> > of use case scenario's in Walsh's posts and while thats great for a
> > guide in a simple FAQ it would not explain it sufficiently it seemed so
> > I didn't add it into there.
> > 
> > The details in the FAQ still seem to work. I don't modify selinux to
> > much since I don't understand the scripting of it, I left those bits
> > alone since I couldn't verify or change anything in the guides.
> 
> Yes, perhaps with a dedicated maintainer -- woohoo, Marc! :-) -- this is
> the way to go.  It would probably mean reformatting into subject matter
> areas as opposed to the Q&A format.  That's mostly a matter of copy +
> paste + DocBook tagging.
> 
> I bet that if you go over some of Dan's material with a system
> (preferably a VM!) in hand, you'll understand a lot more of it very
> quickly.  I actually wrote a smidge of policy the other day and put it
> in place to test something at work, and his instructions were on the
> spot!
> 
> > P.S. If we are writing it as a guide can we talk to Walsh to get some
> > ideas on use cases?
> 
> Yes, he doesn't subscribe to f-docs-l, but you certainly should email
> him and get him involved.  You might want to lay out some specific
> questions for him, as I would imagine he's very busy working on policy,
> but from all accounts and prior experience, he's an extremely affable
> and helpful guy.  He may even point you to other outside docs that could
> be helpful for you to understand SELinux better, and then write some
> cases yourself.

Did you want it created in docbook or on the wiki then to docbook?

Cheers,

Marc


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