Thank you for the email, Stephen. I do have a little experience with
HTML and very limited experience with XML, but that's all the markup I
am familiar with. I do not currently use any kind of editor, simply
because I don't really do much editing right now. Is there sort of an
"it" editor in the group? One that everyone seems to use? I would be
interested to know if there is one or more that are really popular. I am
generally a pretty quick study, so maybe I can get the hang of DocBook
quickly. I have looked at some of the documentation since getting your
email and it seems like it is pretty straightforward. Thanks for the
As far as the group you mentioned, it looks like it's set to
invite-only, so maybe I will get an invite at some point. I'm still new
to this process, so I am not entirely certain how the inner-workings go.
I have bookmarked the other pages, though. Anyway, it was nice to hear
from you. Thanks for the welcome.
On 4/28/2016 3:51 AM, Stephen Wadeley wrote:
> On 04/28/2016 01:25 AM, Drew Meigs wrote:
>> Hi, everyone.
>> My name is Drew and I would like to join the "Docs Project." I am from
>> the US/Eastern time zone (UTC -4 currently). I am relatively new to
>> Fedora, but I have been using Linux for somewhere around 10 years
>> (mostly Debian-based systems until recently). I feel I would be a good
>> fit with the community because my passions are teaching people, and
>> technology. I feel like this group combines the best of both worlds.
>> My main interests are going to be proofreading/correcting and testing
>> for accuracy or doing some QA on the documentation. Eventually I would
>> like to write documentation of my own, but I feel like it could be a
>> while before I am ready to do something like that. I would like to
>> collaborate on projects in the interim, maybe. Though these are the
>> things I WANT to do, I am willing to do most things that the Docs
>> Project takes care of. I am a pretty easy-going guy and if I am asked to
>> do something, I will generally do it. I should be able to dedicate a few
>> hours each week to projects. Some weeks, I may be able to do more.
>> Though I do not have any real, notable experience with documentation, I
>> always got good grades on my papers in college, and friends would get me
>> to proofread for them. I do have experience in explaining things at the
>> level of a beginner end-user, though, and I feel that could translate
>> over to the documentations with a bit of work. My skills are more on the
>> social side than the technical side (though I wouldn't consider myself
>> to be too green on technical things). What I mean to say is that I do
>> well with people and can generally identify and empathize with my target
>> It is very nice to be here and I look forward to meeting and working
>> with you all. If you see me on IRC (rmeigs), feel free to say hi.
>> My GPG Key Fingerprint:
>> pub 4096R/24E57F48 2016-04-24
>> Key fingerprint = 31BD B8C4 8FFF FAF5 303F C680 6BF1 A414
>> 24E5 7F48
>> uid Drew Meigs <dmeigs[at]openmailbox.org>
>> sub 4096R/F652FFD6 2016-04-24
>> docs mailing list
>> To unsubscribe:
> Welcome Drew
> You can find us in #fedora-docs on freenode
> Pete Travis is our dear leader, he will send a welcome with his
> list of helpful URLs soon, but I will include some to get you started.
> In the mean time why not tell us what editor you use and do you have
> any experience with markup languages? At the moment we use DocBook but
> there are some who would like to change to asciidoc.
> You do not have to know any of that to contribute, corrections and
> additions can be done in other ways. I am just curious.
> Contributors should apply to the FAS group
> The Guides Table , is worth bookmarkin and a quick read.
> Fedorahosted cgit is the best way to find the correct repo link to
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Immanetize
>  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/group/members/docs
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs_Project_guides_table
>  https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/
I use gvim partly because knowing how to use vi is essential for Linux
admin work and partly because the person who trained me went to a lot of
trouble of make DocBook snippets for vim.
Alternately you could use gedit for a more gentle learning curve.