[Gluster-infra] New Gluster community documentation and infrastructure IRC meeting
John Mark Walker
johnmark at redhat.com
Thu Aug 16 18:24:16 PDT 2012
Thanks, Eco. Reminder: the next infrastructure meeting is coming up in less than an hour - 10pm eastern/7pm pacific/02:00 UTC
Here's a recap of last week's discussion on documentation:
* Docs development will be done on the wiki
* Whenever new docs reach a usable state, will be exported to Markdown and committed in git tree - glusterfs/docs
* In the meantime, looking for long-term solution involving a front end to markdown-formatted docs in git tree
* Eco's list of desired docs can be found here: http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/HowTos
Tonight we'll discuss progress on that front as well as gluster.org infrastructure - web sites, cms, and other software.
----- Original Message -----
> We are working on providing some additions to our documentation with
> a focus on enabling new users, and compiling a lot of the tribal
> knowledge into a single place for people to read, review and revise.
> Some needs this effort is intended to address:
> * Showcase common best practices, that aren't always commonly known
> * Aggregate the most common troubleshooting and configuration
> questions into one location
> * Give new users an easy way to get up to speed with Gluster
> * Provide a community driven set of standard configurations for
> implementing Gluster in various ways, such as for use with web
> * How To's, Tips and Tricks intended to help expedite setting up
> various components of Gluster
> A lot of what you will see here initially may be things you already
> have seen on the mailing list or in the IRC channel. So why do it?
> We see a clear need for a place where new users can get educated on
> Gluster concepts and implementation. Getting new users up to speed
> faster means getting more meaningful contributions faster as well.
> And lets' not forget all the hard work put in by glusterbot!
> Secondly, as you may know, we are currently looking into changing
> some of the functionality of the community site (keep reading if
> this is news to you, or if you want to know how to contribute). This
> will be a great place to aggregate information during any
> transitional periods that may be required.
> For those of you whose ears and/or eyes perked up at the mention of
> contributing to the community site, we invite you to join us tonight
> at 10PM Eastern in the #gluster-meeting channel. Tonight we continue
> discussion on how to drive more community centered documentation
> going forward, as well as discuss what technologies we can use in
> place of some of our existing infrastructure.
> Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you tonight,
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> Gluster-infra at gluster.org
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