[OpenAFS] How to volunteer?

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Sat, 07 Apr 2007 21:58:40 -0400


what format should the docs be converted to?

So we need a manual for each hardware architecture like i386 or sparc?

I can take a crack at the scripts, but I need an afs path or url for the 
location of the scripts.


ted creedon wrote:
> There are a number of perl scripts that work on the IBM htm docs.
> Most of the docs are in LaTex format on my ftp server. The perl scripts need
> some improvement but the concept is sound.
> The Quick Beginnings manual needs to have selectable target architectures so
> one can emit a manual for the specific architecture in use.
> The IBM docs are the best I've ever seen for software, they're indexed,
> cross referenced, footnoted, cleverly indented and appendizied.
> Good luck.
> tedc
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openafs-info-admin@openafs.org [mailto:openafs-info-admin@openafs.org]
> On Behalf Of Jason Edgecombe
> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 12:49 PM
> To: OpenAFS-Info
> Subject: [OpenAFS] How to volunteer?
> Hi,
> There is nothing on the web site about how to volunteer for the openafs 
> project.
> I sincerely think that OpenAfs rocks, but I worry about the vitality or 
> the perceived vitality of the community. I think that the best way for 
> me to fight that is to help make OpenAfs better.
> I would like to help with documentation and writing of automated tests.
> How can I contribute to the documentation? Where is the source? What is 
> the preferred format?
> Russ said in 
> http://www.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info/2006-October/024061.html 
> that the documentation needs to be converted to Pod/docbook. How can I help?
> I would also like to start writing automated tests to help. I prefer 
> Perl or Ruby. My C/C++ is rusty. How should I go about doing that?
> I might possibly tackle a setup wizard or a vmware appliance after I 
> work on the docs. Comments?
> Sincerely,
> Jason