[openstack-dev] What's Up, Doc? 6 May 2016

Lana Brindley openstack at lanabrindley.com
Fri May 6 06:12:42 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a safe journey home from Summit, and are now fully recovered from all the excitement (and jetlag)! I'm really pleased with the amount of progress we made this time around. We have a definitive set of goals for Newton, and I'm confident that they're all moving us towards a much better docs suite overall. Of course, the biggest and most important work we have to do is to get our Install Guide changes underway. I'm very excited to see the new method for documenting OpenStack installation, and can't wait to see all our big tent projects contributing to docs in such a meaningful way. Thank you to everyone (in the room and online) who contributed to the Install Guide discussion, and helped us move forward on this important project.

In other news, I've written a wrapup of the Austin design summit on my blog, which you might be interested in: http://lanabrindley.com/2016/05/05/openstack-newton-summit-docs-wrapup/

== Progress towards Newton ==

152 days to go!

Bugs closed so far: 61

Because we have such a specific set of deliverables carved out for Newton, I've made them their own wiki page: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation/NewtonDeliverables
Feel free to add more detail and cross things off as they are achieved throughout the release. I will also do my best to ensure it's kept up to date for each newsletter.

One of the first tasks we've started work on after Summit is moving the Ops and HA Guides out of their own repositories and into openstack-manuals. As a result, those repositories are now frozen, and any work you want to do on those books should be in openstack-manuals. 

We are almost ready to publish the new RST version of the Ops Guide, there's just a few cleanup edits going in now, so make sure you have the right book, in the right repo from now on. This was our very last book remaining in DocBook XML, so the docs toolchain will be removing DocBook XML support. See spec https://review.openstack.org/311698 for details.

Another migration note is that the API reference content is moving from api-site to project specific repositories and api-site is now frozen. For more detail, see Anne's email: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-docs/2016-May/008536.html

== Mitaka wrapup ==

We performed a Mitaka retrospective at Summit, notes are here: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/austin-docs-mitakaretro

In particular, I'd like to call out our hard working tools team Andreas and Christian, all our Speciality Team leads, and the Mitaka release managers Brian and Olga. Well done on a very successful release, everyone :)

Total bugs closed: 645

== Site Stats ==

Thanks to the lovely people at Foundation (thanks Allison!) I now have access to more stats than I could possibly guess what to do with, and I'm hoping to be able to share some of these with you through the newsletter. If there's something in particular you would like to see, then please let me know and I'll endeavour to record it here!

So far I can tell you that docs.openstack.org had 1.63M unique pageviews in April, down slightly from 1.72M in March, and the average session duration is just over six minutes, looking at just under 4 pages per session.

== Doc team meeting ==

Next meetings:

We'll be restarting the meeting series next week.

Next meetings:
US: Wednesday 11 April, 19:00 UTC
APAC: Wednesday 18 April, 00:30 UTC

Please go ahead and add any agenda items to the meeting page here: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/DocTeamMeeting#Agenda_for_next_meeting


Keep on doc'ing!



Lana Brindley
Technical Writer
Rackspace Cloud Builders Australia

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