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From Aristedes Maniatis <amania...@apache.org>
Subject Cayenne 'the book', Was: Cayenne 3.0 is released
Date Sat, 08 May 2010 07:25:06 GMT
On 7/05/10 10:48 PM, Michael Gentry wrote:
> I've just started (about a week ago) to put together a book of sorts
> (more of a workbook).

While any such contribution would be extremely useful, what can we do at Apache to integrate
those efforts into the website and official documentation?

* Open up the wiki area for broader contributions?
* Better collaborative tools (Confluence can be a bit awkward in places)?
* Restructuring of the website?
* Anything else?

Naturally anything you create can be published elsewhere and linked from the official documention,
but I'd be keen to see how we can improve the core docs at the same time. In particular I
think that a 'Everything a Hibernate user needs to know about Cayenne.' manual would be great.
Any takers from our there in userland for someone who has made the switch and could write
about it?

Despite my previous attempt at comedy, publishing a book would certainly aid in credibility.
And having published three editions of a book in my life before IT, I have a little experience
in that area I'd be willing to bring toward such a project. But there is a lot of writing
to do first. And here is another excellent open source project which has just recently released
a book:

   http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=78

If you sign up for an annual support contract with the authors, you get a free PDF version.
I have such a copy and it really is excellent, but it would have been a big effort to create.


Regards

Ari

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