[openstack-dev] [Openstack-docs] What's Up Doc? Nov 20 2013

Anne Gentle annegentle at justwriteclick.com
Mon Nov 25 18:43:12 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:53 AM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 7:54 AM, Anne Gentle <anne at openstack.org> wrote:
> > 5. Doc tools updates:
> >
> > David Cramer tells me he'll cut one more release of the clouddocs-tools
> > maven plugin then it'll be put into Gerrit workflow in the OpenStack
> > organization. Thanks to David and Zaro for the hard work here over many
> > months. I'd encourage Stackers to see how they can get involved in
> > collaborating on our doc build tool once it's in our OpenStack systems.
> >
> > Some reps from infra and myself will meet with O'Reilly technical folks
> on
> > Monday to finalize the workflow for the operations-guide repository.
> Once we
> > have it fleshed out I'll communicate it to the openstack-docs list.
> One day in the infinite future when the gate is fixed
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/56158/ and
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/57332/ will merge. This is something
> Lana and I cooked up where the script which creates DocImpact bugs has
> been tweaked to be able to add subscribers.
> The basic idea is that you define a group of author email addresses
> (your team at work perhaps), and then you can assign people to
> subscribe to DocImpact bugs created by those people. This will allow
> Lana to keep a better track of the DocImpact bugs her co-workers are
> creating.
I really really like this concept and hope to spread the idea to more
teams. How can I help get the word out? A couple of ideas:

- Include in next What's Up Doc?
- Blog post about it that'll go to planet.openstack.org
- Tweet the heck outta those

Anything else?

> I'm hoping to trick other development teams into using this feature,
> and embedding tech writers into their teams. Frankly, if developers
> land features and they're never documented that significantly devalues
> the feature. I'm hoping developers will see the value in having a tech
> writer work closely with them to get their features documented. Also,
> it will hopefully lead to more tech writers being hired by the various
> development teams.
> Lana and I will advertise this better once its landed and we've used
> it long enough to ensure it works right.
> Michael
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Anne Gentle
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