On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 12:54, Paul W. Frields wrote:
On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 13:56, Karsten Wade wrote:
> * Should there be an editorial board? Such a board would
> Fedora docs, make sure we are adhering to our standards, filling in
> holes, following or advancing our process, etc.
I'd like to volunteer for the board; it's what I had in mind when I
volunteered in the first place. Of course, I've found out since how much
work there is to do, and I'm glad that there are so many ways to get
Yes, 100% agreed, I volunteer for the board, as well; I'm certainly good
for the next twelve months (random term limit?), if we can stand me that
I for one would not choose to have a separate editors list. I would
say the board should have some guidelines to help make decisions on a
less ad-hoc basis. Having said that, I don't want to create so much
advance detail work that it's impossible to actually get to the real
work. But at least a statement of principles would be enough to get
started. That would also give authors/editors proper guidance for when
things are ready to go to the board.
That sounds exactly right. The statement of principles will guide in
making up necessary process as we go along.
> * Also, much of the editing traffic can be in bugzilla, as each
> will have it's own bug throughout it's lifecycle.
Perhaps, then, XML patches for docs in Bugzilla should be uploaded to
Bugzilla for review by the authors/editors. Does that put too much of a
strain on Bugzilla's storage?
I doubt it, but IANABSA (bugzilla sysadmin). Still, DocBook XML is
pretty lightweight compared to software source; it's density is in the
ideas within the words, and the tag:content ratio is skewed in that
direction. Bit-for-bit, I'd say our documents would be a very
efficient usage of bugzilla space. :)
 Incidentally, as a writer this is one of the big attractions for me
in DocBook. WYSIWYG editors typically burden a file with a lot of extra
junk, making the junk:content ratio poorly balanced, and requires
enormous amounts of content to even out or tip the balance toward the
content side. DocBook junk:content starts out with a great balance, and
keeps that balance as it scales.
This is why I usually write in plain text first, it has the best
junk:content ratio of all. :)
Karsten Wade, RHCE, Tech Writer
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