[Build-common-hackers] Bug#649151: Bug#649151: cdbs: documentation missing
dr at jones.dk
Sat May 26 09:27:21 UTC 2012
On 12-05-25 at 11:27pm, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > My idea is to...
> > 1. Convert the official documentation to (Pandoc flavor of)
> > Markdown
> > 2. Convert and merge in the unofficial documentation
> > 3. Convert translations of unofficial documentation using po4a
> > 4. Update with recent changes to CDBS
> > 5. Release as a separate cdbs-doc source package
> > I don't know how fast this can be done. I disagree about the
> > severity of this bugreport, just annoyed by the bug-pingpong. I may
> > downgrade it if it stalls too much other more important changes from
> > entering testing.
> I just noticed this bug in the context of general RC bugfixing, but it
> has affected me before so I can understand where Steve was coming
> from. (If it were me, I'd treat it as important, not serious, though.)
I agree, Jonathan, that lack of documentation is not so severe an issue
that Debian would be better off released without CDBS. I merely had no
desire to play severity ping-pong or argue with Steve (see bug#652945).
Feel free to lower severity!
> What documentation do you recommend
> (1) that someone new to cdbs start with
> (2) that someone familiar with cdbs use as a reference
> ? For simplicity, I think it would be fine to render it as plain text
> and treat that as the canonical form in the short term, for example.
I suspect the real question is: What would be a minimal documentation
satisfying those who dislikes CDBS?
I do not have the answer to that question.
That underlying issue apart, contributions to documentation is much
appreciated - both aimed at newcomers and existing users, and both
editing old pieces and writing new stuff from scratch.
Even contributions that perhaps is deemed unsuitable (e.g. because it
tells a bad tale about CDBS being a great way to skip understanding the
essentials of packaging) it is still appreciated: it helps provoke
writing something better.
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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