Re: Coordination for developer documentations

On 03/08/2014 02:31 AM, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
Pull requests are not encouraged, we tell anyone that tries one to go to Bugzilla/ML and we cancel it.
I see. The pull requests would lower the barrier to fix docs.


2014-03-07 22:58 GMT+01:00 Stefan Sauer <ensonic hora-obscura de>:
On 03/06/2014 05:41 PM, Sébastien Wilmet wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 07:05:30PM +0100, Frederic Peters wrote:
>> I was mostly concerned by our technical infrastructure for developer
>> documentation, but that itself has of course been driven by the
>> content we produced (or wanted to produce), so I don't think they can
>> really be separated.
> For the content, what is really needed in my opinion is a good and
> recent book on GLib and GTK+. GTK+ 3 is maybe too unstable for writing a
> book, but GLib (including GObject and GIO) is stable enough. It could be
> a simple update of an existing book, such as The Official GNOME 2
> Developer's Guide.
> The book should also be freely available on the web, with a free license
> (Creative Commons for example).
> If the book focus on the C language, it makes sense to write also
> chapters on how to write good libraries, how to design good APIs with
> GObject, what are the best practices, etc. This is something less well
> documented. And this can also be beneficial for internal code in
> applications, not just libraries.
> ----
> Another thing, I see sometimes on IRC some questions about how to use a
> certain API, or questions on some details not documented. Ideally when
> such a question is answered, the API documentation should be improved at
> the same time, so it benefits other people. I don't know if such small
> improvements are often done, but if everybody takes the time to write
> patches for the documentation when a problem is encountered, the
> documentation will get better over the time.
As the gnome modules are now mirrored to github, one should be able to
fork them there, do edits on the web and send a pull request. Given that
module maintainers follow the mirrored modules though.

> Best regards,
> Sébastien
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