murali at google
Feb 28, 2008, 4:18 PM
Post #8 of 9
The other advantage of helping out with documentation (at least for
Re: Task wishlist (was Re: SYSLINUX 3.70-pre1: development release)
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me), is that it can be done in say 20 chunks of 10 minutes each, while
coding requires 2 chunks of 100 minutes, and getting one chunk of 100
minutes can be difficult.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Murali (முரளி கணபதி) <murali [at] google> wrote:
> I think, we should all pitch in with the documentation, and get most
> things documented. Even if it is not perfect, have some documentation.
> Then people will start reading the documentation, fix it / complain.
> I will volunteer for the config file and menu systems documentation.
> - Murali
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:07 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa [at] zytor> wrote:
> > Murali (முரளி கணபதி) wrote:
> > > How about getting a GSoC'er to implement some feature requests, and
> > > that will give others more time to work on the documentation. I can
> > > add a section for the config file format and the menu systems in the
> > > wiki. As a first pass, copy paste the README files and format them
> > > appropriately.
> > >
> > > Regarding the quality, we could be very selective, and select somebody
> > > only if we think they can help. Otherwise, it would be a waste of our
> > > time and will not give the student a good experience as well.
> > For "others" you mean me? At the moment there isn't really a whole lot
> > of other people contributing; for 3.36 to 3.62-pre16 there are 12
> > commits by other people and 389 commits from me (although I think there
> > is a handful which are miscredited.)
> > Now, that obviously doesn't include any help people have given with the
> > Wiki.
> > Part of the problem is that I really don't like writing documentation,
> > and since I'm chronically overcommitted (and chronically spend too much
> > time working on syslinux as it is) it's what gets put off.
> > -hpa
> கற்றது கை மண் அளவு, கல்லாதது உலகளவு
> (What we know is only a handful, what we dont is the rest of the world)
கற்றது கை மண் அளவு, கல்லாதது உலகளவு
(What we know is only a handful, what we dont is the rest of the world)
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