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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [vote] Release Cocoon 2.2-final
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2008 07:12:54 GMT
Dev at weitling wrote:
> Sorry, I can't agree. Cocoon still has the same fault as many 
> open-source products: A lack of documentation.
> I don't know if GSoC is for docs, too, but it is really, really 
> necessary to improve docs.
> It's still the same Catch-22: To write docs you need to understand the 
> developed, to understand the developed you need the docs, ...
> Writing docs does belong to development, even when it seems to be at a 
> kindergarden level for newbies!
I think we all agree that we need docs (or more/better docs), absolutely 
no doubt. And I think we also agree that writing docs is one task of the 
development process, and it's an important task.

But we can't force anyone to write docs; and delaying a release because 
of lacking documentation is not producing the desired effect: instead of 
getting docs this way, nothing is usually happening: no docs and no release.
I don't say that I'm happy about this.


Carsten Ziegeler

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