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Re: [opensuse-doc] Thread summary and announcement [was:The openSUSE distribution chages are way ahead of documentation?]
  • From: Frank Sundermeyer <fs@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:54:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <200610121554.14538.fs@xxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 10 October 2006 01:32, Christian Boltz wrote:

Hi,

> May I propose a better solution than "wontfix"?
>
> Call it "DocuWichtl-Factory" ;-) or use any other name you like, but
> please honor the following proposals:
> - generate XML with the openSUSE part of the Novell Linux
> documentation daily (or even hourly - depending on how often you
> change something) - create a public SVN containing these daily/hourly
> snapshots - offer _read-only_ SVN access only to avoid the merging
> nightmare (read-only is not very nice, but it's the best we can have
> under the given conditions)
> - patches can be sent by mail, bugzilla, whatever instead. Maybe even
> a small tool for sending contributions ("svn diff | mail ...") can be
> provided.
>
> Advantages:
> - ways more up to date than a monthly (?) rpm package
> - external contributors can work on an up-to-date version instead of
> fixing a already fixed text
> - patches against the current version do more likely match against
> the Novell-internal XML files than patches against outdated versions
> - avoids the merging nightmare
> - changes are easy to identify ("svn diff" and/or a
> opensuse-doc-commit mailinglist)
> - avoids "forking" the documentation [1]
> - "the best we can (currently) have"
>
> What do you think about my proposal?

interesting proposal - we will think about it. At the moment we are busy
with 10.2, so please give us some time before we make a decision.

--
Regards
Frank

Frank Sundermeyer, SUSE LINUX GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg
Tel: +49-911-74053-0, Fax: +49-911-7417755; http://www.novell.com/
"Reality is always controlled by the people who are most insane" Dogbert
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