[haiku-doc] Re: New Doc Volunteer

  • From: "Alexander G. M. Smith" <agmsmith@xxxxxx>
  • To: Luca Ceccarini <luca.ceccarini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:30:20 -0400 EDT

Luca Ceccarini wrote on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:31:57 +0200:
> I'm looking for opportunities to do some volunteer work to gather 
> experience in the field and I'd like to join the Haiku Documentation Team.
> I'm not sure about the overall status of the documentation project. I 
> could also do some localization work first to get a feel for everything.
> If there is anything I can do to help, let me know! If you have 
> questions about me please feel free to email me.

There's always lots to do, technical writing too, as mentioned in

Most of the activity (at least from my semi-outsider point of view) is in
translations, and writing guides on how to use the system.  Since things are
changing (the last big one was the new package management system and a
reorganisation of the directory structure) a lot of the guides are out of date
and could use some attention.  Another big chunk of writing could be done in
keeping the web site documentation pages up to date.  There's also the BeBook
on the APIs (are new APIs being documented?) and source code documentation
(done via Doxygen I think) that could be pulled together somehow.

Anyway, if nobody in the documentation team contacts you, have a look around
for tasks that you find interesting and ask around to see if anyone else is
already working on them or knows something about them (such as the programmers
working in that area which you can determine by asking or looking in the source
code version control system).  Any assistance is appreciated!

- Alex

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