[Gluster-devel] [gluster-devel] Documentation Tooling Review

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Sat Aug 13 07:23:07 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 01:23:43PM -0700, Amye Scavarda wrote:
> The Red Hat Gluster Storage documentation team and I had a conversation
> about how we can our upstream documentation more consistent and improved
> for our users, and they're willing to work with us to find where the major
> gaps are in our documentation. This is awesome! But it's going to take some
> work on our side to make this a reality.
> One piece that's come up is that we should probably look towards changing
> current tooling for this. It turns out that our ReadTheDocs instance search
> is failing because we're using markdown, and this is a known issue. It
> doesn't look like it's going to be fixed anytime soon.
> Rather than continue to try to make RTD serve our needs, I'd like to
> propose the following changes to where our documentation lives and in what
> language:
> I'd much rather pattern after docs.openshift.org, move to ASCIIdoc and use
> ASCIIbinder as our engine to power this. What that does is give us control
> over our overall infrastructure underneath our documentation, maintain our
> existing git workflow for adding to documentation, and matches with other
> communities that we work closely with. I'm mindful that there's a burden of
> migration again, but we'll be able to resolve a lot of the challenges we
> have with documentation currently: more control over layout, ability to
> change the structure to make it more user friendly, use our own search
> however we see fit.
> I'm happy to take comments on this proposal. Over the next week, I'll be
> reviewing the level of effort it would take to migrate to ASCIIdocs and
> ASCIIbinder, with the goal being to have this in place by end of September.

Sounds like a plan to me. I'm not sure how much you have discussed this
with the current doc maintainers, I think there is some restructuring of
the contents going on as well. It would be a shame if that is lost in
the process.

Could you (or one of the other doc maintainers) give a talk/demo at the
Gluster Summit about the process of contributing to the documentation? I
have the feeling only very few people are aware how to send
documentation changes.

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