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

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Mar 29 18:33:58 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Thomas Goirand's message of 2016-03-29 13:37:14 +0200:
> On 03/29/2016 11:56 AM, Neil Jerram wrote:
> > On 29/03/16 09:38, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> >> On 03/23/2016 04:06 PM, Mike Perez wrote:
> >>> Hey all,
> >>>
> >>> I've been talking to a variety of projects about lack of install guides. This
> >>> came from me not having a great experience with trying out projects in the big
> >>> tent.
> >>>
> >>> [...]
> >>
> >> Sorry to jump in this conversation a bit later, as I missed this thread.
> >>
> >> I've contributed lots of entries for Debian, and I'm a bit frustrated to
> >> still not have an active link to it.
> > 
> > I don't understand.  Do you mean that you could have published this 
> > guide yourself, but haven't yet done that;  or that you think someone 
> > else should be publishing it?
> > 
> >     Neil
> The documentation people decided to *not* publish the Debian
> install-guide (and remove the link to it) even though it can be
> generated and (to my opinion, which is probably biased) works well.
> I'd like to know the steps needed to restore a working active link.
> I also am not thrived to see that it's been decided to remove completely
> the Debian guide without even asking me about it. First, this isn't
> big-tent-ish spirit (ie: best effort based), and this isn't the first
> time I'm seeing this kind of things happening within the install-guide.
> On each release it's the same: I try to first finish the Debian
> packages, test them well, and *then* work on the install-guide, but when
> this is happening, the Debian install-guide gets removed. I'm not given
> the opportunity to work on it when I have the time to (and my opinion
> isn't even asked).
> I've been told multiple times to get someone else to work on the Debian
> guide. Well, it's not happening, nobody is volunteering, and there's
> only me so far. So what do you propose? Just get rid of my work?

If the core doc team isn't able to help you maintain it, maybe it's a
candidate for a separate guide, just like we're discussing for projects
that aren't part of the DefCore set included in the main guide.


> Cheers,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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