A few days ago, I restored a backup of our documentation Wiki and removed heavy spamming (link farms) from dozens of pages. Twelve hours later, everything was totally spammed again. So, following JeremyD's example from http://wiki.fdos.org/ (the tech wiki), the user documentation wiki on http://fd-doc.sourceforge.net/wiki/ now uses a blocklist to stop spammers. I hope you will enjoy using the resurrected wikis for DOS-friendly things again now :-). The doc wiki also features the MetaFaq, which has pointers to our best FAQ entries...! By the way - the FAQ engine now has spam filtering, too...
We had a few problems with the site, including wiki and faq. Soon, everything will be back to it's normal state.
The FD-DOC project has a new coordinator, me, Carlos Bonamigo and also a new homepage for the project that will be ready soon. Everybody is invited to collaborate and we will be using the pmwiki wikiwiki engine to ease the maintenance of the FD-DOC documentation.
Thought everyone might like to see Stefan Mayrhofer's terrific effort to create a Germn documentation Wiki for FreeDOS. Stephan writes: "hi, I'm working on a German wiki book called 'FreeDOS Kompendium' at http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/FreeDOS-Kompendium based on the wiki concept so everyone is invited to contribute (in German) to it. of course all content is under the terms of gfdl. Maybe someone wants to translate this to other languages."
Hi! I've (finally!) finished moving all of the FreeDOS How-tos into the DocMan system (https://sourceforge.net/docman/index.php?group_id=18412). My next step now is to insert the Spec/Manifesto into DocMan.
Just a note to let you know how I'm doing on the Mini How-tos, and migrating them into DocMan. I've finished moving all of the FreeDOS Mini How-tos (except the emacs/freemacs Mini How-tos - see http://www.freedos.org/jhall/freemacs/\) into the DocMan system (https://sourceforge.net/docman/index.php?group_id=18412). My next step now is to insert the full How-tos and Spec/Manifesto into DocMan. This may be easier, since I can just upload the html directly.
As an experiment, I've taken Johnson Lam's "FreeDOS Migration Guide" and put it into DocMan: http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=20916&group_id=18412 It's easy enough to define "FreeDOS How-tos" and "FreeDOS Mini How-tos" in the SF documentation manager, and you can submit and edit documentation fairly easily. But I'd really prefer to have an audit trail of some kind within DocMan, to show who edited a document at what date/time (currently only shows last modified date/time.)
I'm considering how to improve the FD-DOC project, to make it easier for new users to contribute to our documentation. I'm concerned that by using 'roff -ms' as our documentation standard, we have set the bar too high for new documenters. It doesn't make a lot of sense to require that a user learn what is essentially a document-programming language (roff) just to contribute to a FreeDOS How-to. So I'm thinking about moving our FreeDOS documentation into the SF DocMan.
What do you think? Join the discussion on fd-doc-list.
I've updated the FreeDOS Manifesto with a new Romanian translation, and took the opportunity to clean up the files a little bit. My email address was very out of date, and some other minor cleanup. Thanks!
Earlier this month, we moved the FreeDOS Help over to FD-DOC. As promised, I've also moved over the FreeDOS FAQ to the FD-DOC site. This is really a complement to the FreeDOS Help.
I've moved the FreeDOS Help pages from the FreeDOS web site to the FD-DOC site. You'll find here the most common problems and questions and their answers, a command reference if you just want some quick information, and a new user guide for those using DOS for the first time.
Uwe Kuehn has contributed new German translations of several docs in the FreeDOS Documentation Project: FreeDOS HOWTO Start, FreeDOS HOWTO (template), and FreeDOS Contribution HOWTO. Uwe has also contributed several German translations of other documentation for the FreeDOS software distributions (http://www.freedos.org/freedos/files/). I've posted the new HOWTOs that include Uwe's new files. Thanks!
A reference guide is now available describing the subset of HTML supported by help v5.1.0 beta. It can be found in the Docs section.
Milestone 1 has been established. Each of the official FD-DOC HOWTOs has been listed as a task, except for the DOSEmu HOWTO. We are mirroring the DOSEmu HOWTO for convenience only.
Jim Hall has placed me in charge of the project, as a coordinator. I intend to carry on the project without any changes to any goals or standards. It should be as if he is still doing the work.
To contact the FreeDOS Documentation Project coordinator, which is me at this point, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that we get another coordinator, email@example.com will be aliased to somebody else so that you won't have to keep track of new email addresses.
I have imported the FreeDOS Documentation Project docs into CVS on our Sourceforge project. The HOWTOs, mini-HOWTOs, FreeDOS Spec, and FreeDOS Manifesto have been made available. Please email me with your Sourceforge user ID if you are a current maintainer of one of the docs under the FD-DOC project, and I'll extend CVS updates to you. The FD-DOC maintainer can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi everyone! It's been pretty quiet on this list lately, so I thought I
would post some news. The 'fd-doc' (FreeDOS Documentation Project)
request has been processed by the kind folks at SourceForge. I have
already updated the site info, and deactivated a few features so we
don't have things being duplicated on SF and on the FreeDOS site.
I haven't added a Trove entry. I don't know how to categorize it.
There doesn't seem to be an entry for "Documentation project" or
anything like it. I could use "Systems - operating system - kernel" but
that doesn't adequately describe the FreeDOS Documentation Project.... read more