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Re: Fedora Docs FAQ - update 26 Nov 2003



This is a pretty short document, so I can just add it as a page on
http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/docs/ without having to convert to
HTML from DocBook XML if that is OK with you Karsten.

Let me know.

Tammy

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 12:41:15PM -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
> Please accept this humble FAQ.  Please direct comments to the list,
> harsh criticism to me where I shall file it in its proper location.  If
> we like this (which means no one says they don't like it?), then I'll
> propose either XML inclusion in the Doc Guide, or posting on the
> http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/docs/ page.
> 
> FAQ originally proposed in
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2003-November/msg00029.html, now brought to you in living email color:
> 
> ## begin FAQ
> 
> Does Fedora Project need writers/editors?
> 
>   Yes!  Writers are needed right now more then editors, until we have
>   something to edit.
> 
> 
> What documents does FP need?
> 
>   FP documents are going to be of the tutorial/HOWTO variety.  This is
>   the most useful information we can gather at this time, and it works
>   well with the distributed project.  Currently, the only full-length
>   guide is the Installation Guide.
> 
> How is the docs project organized?
> 
>   Rather loosely right now.  Tammy Fox (tfox redhat com) is the
>   project leader.  It has been proposed that translators can work in
>   teams by languages.
> 
>   We may want to organize so that every writer has two-editors, and
>   contributors can work in either or both roles.  This makes for a
>   more cumbersome process, but the quality control is higher.
> 
> 
> What is the process/procedure for translating documents?
> 
>   Details are currently outlined in this email:
> 
>  
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2003-November/msg00040.html
> 
> 
> What are PO files?
> 
>   PO files are textual, editable files used in translation.
>   http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_mono/gettext.html#SEC7
> 
> 
> What are some of the tutorial/HOWTOs currently proposed?
> 
>   From the mailing list:
> 
>   * Installing an SSH server with public/private key authentication
>   * Configuring and using digital cameras
>   * Anaconda documentation (in process)
>   * Security considerings in installation
>   * Security other (by topic, i.e. filesystems, host, etc.)
>   * Configuring PDA
> 
> Can I translate the legal notice?
> 
>   The legal notice page can be translated, but a statement that the
>   translation is provided for convenience only and that the English
>   language version takes precedence must be on the top of the page.
>   
> 
> What are the tools for writing documents?
> 
>   http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/docs details how to get the
>   Documentation Guide source and tools.  The toolchain is explained on
>   that page, with the exception of PO files (see What are PO files?).
> 
>   Currently, there is a problem with PDF production (refer to
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=104983).  If
>   you have TeX experience and can help us resolve that one, please
>   dive in!
> 
> 
> I have a tutorial in HTML, how do I convert it to DocBook?
> 
>   Grab html2db from http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~ppadala/tidy/ .
> 
> 
> What are some resources for learning DocBook?
> 
>   The definitive DocBook reference written and maintained by Norm
>   Walsh is available at http://docbook.org/tdg/en/html/docbook.html .
> 
>   A combination tutorial and reference book is available at
>   http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/index.html .
> 
>   Dave Pawson maintains a DocBook FAQ at
>   http://www.dpawson.co.uk/docbook/ .
> 
> 
> Can I have CVS write access?
> 
>   Eventually, we intend for full contributors to have write access to
>   CVS, as well as access to other build environments.  This is being
>   worked out across the entire Fedora Project, and is due to be
>   completed by the end of calendar year 2003.  In the meantime, you
>   can contact the docs project leader Tammy Fox (tfox redhat com) with
>   your changes.
> 
>   If you wish to setup your own CVS repository, or join one that
>   others are using while waiting for the main Fedora Project CVS to be
>   set up, please see the mail thread starting at:
> 
>  
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2003-November/msg00140.html
> 
> 
> What else is can I do to help?
> 
>   Have ideas for admonition graphics?
> 
> ## 30 ##
> 
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