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Re: [Xen-users] Push for Better Documentation

  • To: Dylan Martin <dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 23:47:32 +0100
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Dylan Martin wrote:
I recently read this article about how xen isn't turning out to be the
VMware killer we had hoped it would be.

This got me a little worried.  I'd like to stop using VMware and just
use xen, but xen just isn't ready yet.
I'm convinced that what we really need is better documentation for
the opensource xen.

I think I'm going to start by combing through the mail archive and
finding out what questions really are most frequently asked and
creating a new FAQ.  If people like it, we could use it to replace the
sad neglected FAQ that we have today.
Cool. The gold standard I tend to use for such documents is the Subversion manual.

I'd also like to suggest to Xensource that they spend some
money hiring a real technical writer to improve the opensource docs.
The improved production from the opensource community would probably
cover that cost many times over.

I'd love to hear from anyone else who is trying to improve the xen
docs or who is interested but hasn't yet found the time or anyone
with an opinion about the best ways to make improvements.
I might be interested. My current contract is ending July 31. (If anyone 's hiring in London, let me know, I'm looking for new contracts.) I might have some time to apply to this wile looking for work.

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