[openstack-dev] [docs] Our Install Guides Only Cover Defcore - What about big tent?

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Mon Apr 4 18:41:52 UTC 2016

On 04/04/2016 12:12 PM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Doug Hellmann wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> We would love to add all sufficiently mature projects to the
>>> installation
>>> guide because it increases visibility and adoption by operators, but we
>>> lack resources to develop a source installation mechanism that
>>> retains as
>>> much simplicity as possible for our audience.
>> I think it would be a big mistake to try to create one guide for
>> installing all OpenStack projects. As you say, testing what we have
>> now is already a monumental task and impedes your ability to make
>> changes.  Adding more projects, with ever more dependencies and
>> configuration issues to the work the same team is doing would bury
>> the current documentation team. So I think focusing on the DefCore
>> list, or even a smaller list of projects with tight installation
>> integration requirements, makes sense for the team currently producing
>> the installation guide.
> Yes, the base install guide should ideally serve as a reference to reach
> that first step where you have all the underlying services (MySQL,
> Rabbit) and a base set of functionality (starterkit:compute ?) installed
> and working. That is where we need high-quality, proactively-checked,
> easy to understand content.
> Then additional guides (ideally produced by each project team with
> tooling and mentoring from the docs team) can pick up from that base
> first step, assuming their users have completed that first step
> successfully.

Fully agreed.

I just wrote a first draft spec for all of this and look forward to reviews.

I'll enhance some more tomorrow, might copy a bit from above (saw this
too late).


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