Wanted: Documentation Help
justdave at bugzilla.org
Mon Dec 8 06:19:16 UTC 2003
First off I'd like to take this opportunity to express a world of gratitude
to Jake Steenhagen for his work on the documentation the last several
months. He's taken the great foundation Matthew Barnson gave us for our
documentation and made it even better.
Jake was just informed today that his Army Reserve unit is getting deployed
to active duty effective December 23rd (about 2 weeks from now), and
although they don't know the length yet, it'll likely be 18 months. I hope
you'll all join me in wishing him well on his deployment and hoping we get
him back safe and sound when it's over with.
What this means for Bugzilla is we'll be without a documentation owner. If
you're handy with Docbook and have lots of free time you're willing to
donate, we'd be interested in hearing from you.
You need to be familiar with Docbook XML markup (or not afraid to learn
it). Being able to describe things in such a way that the clueless folks
can figure out what you're talking about is handy, but there's folks around
that can help you with that if needed. You would also be responsible for
keeping an eye on the checkin logs and extracting documentation from patch
authors when they introduce new features or change the way something works.
Hunting down old features that never got documented wouldn't hurt either.
I'm sure Jake will speak up if I left out anything. :)
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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