Everyone definitely has their busy days/weeks/months/years. I know
I'm certainly no exception (I think I can count the status emails
I've sent on my toes). The new documentation proposals every time are
certainly all useful but they are all different ways of doing things.
None of them is perfect but none of them have seemed to be too wrong
so far. I think someone just needs to take the ball and roll with it
on one of them. If there's not time for you to give it all of your
time that's just how it is. If Michael or anyone wants to throw a few
hundred hours at it, that would be great.
To clear one thing up for probably everyone, heres the deal with the
tech-writers. In LV we "decided" (as if we hadn't decided
before :) ): We don't have them, we want them, someone should do
something about this, lets make chris do it! All I've done is ask
around seeing if I could find a way to get some time from some people
to do the actual writing of things and all I have is an e-mail
commitment from some people to ask some students once we come up with
something specific for them to do. So things are really almost the
same as where they were last time. We need some structure to the docs
so that we can figure out exactly what to get people to work on. Is
coming up with a task list for people something you have time for or
should I start stalking others?
On Sep 28, 2006, at 3:21 PM, Christian Mohn wrote:
> First of all, sorry for not sending status emails, nor really doing
> any work
> on docs. The last few months has been incredibly busy at work and I
> don't have much energy left when I get home. That situation is
> unlikely to
> change over the next couple of months too.
> After reading the meetup notes after LV, I was a bit bummed out by
> "Lack of documentation/organization-of-documentation negatively
> differentiates Gallery from other projects". That really got to me,
> but I do
> know it's true and I have not been doing a great job with it.
> The more I think about the more I realize that I'm really not (at
> least not
> currently) able to provide the documentation site the attention it
> Every time we have discussed organization of the content I end up more
> confused than before, and new angles/proposals are put forward
> every time.
> I do want to spend time on docs, and I do want to help in any way I
> can, but
> perhaps someone else should take charge and get a good organizational
> structure and roadmap settled? As long as I know what I'm doing, I
> would be
> happy to help reorganize the contents. Perhaps we should use Michaels
> "Documentation and support are two areas I'd be a good fit in"
> skills and
> let him have a go at trying to head out the docs team, if he's
> If not, are there any other candidates or should we try to recruit
> who could do it instead of me? Perhaps someone in the mediawiki
> would bite, I don't know.
> Also, I do feel kinda left out of the loop in the tech writers
> stuff. I
> would have thought that I would have been involved in that, besides
> about it in the LV meeting notes. Even if I'm doing a bad job of
> being in
> charge of docs, I think I should have been asked about it at least.
> I would
> have applauded it of course, so don't worry. Now, there, I said
> it. ;-)
> Don't worry, I'm not angry, irritated or otherwise annoyed, I'm just
> realizing realities here as you all have done way ahead of me
> anyway. I'm
> not going anywhere either.