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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Geronimo v2.1 documentation
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:47:49 GMT
The TOC seems to be too Feature centric.
As new users pickup Geronimo, we really need to focus on making their 
startup/learning curve as short and simple as possible.

How about grouping the content based on its intended audience with 
cross-links between sections as needed -

* Getting Started
** What's New/Changes from 2.0
** Obtaining, Community Support, Opening JIRAs
** Using GShell

* Developers
** Deployment plan creator
** Schema Docs (XSD to JavaDoc/HTML)
** Migrating apps from prior releases
** Pluggable Console
** Plugin Infrastructure
** Eclipse Plugin
** Sample Apps

* Administrators
** Configuration
** Administration Console
** Security and LoginModule usage
** Resource Adapters (DB, JMS, ...)
** Server Instances/Custom Assemblies
** Clustering
** Monitoring
** Advanced GShell topics

The ReleaseNotes are included in the assemblies, so no need to duplicate 
it in the docs.  Anything on building from source or debuging a server 
in Eclipse should be kept in the GMOxDev wiki.

Also, now that we have a start of a internationalized Admin Console, I'd 
keep the number of screen shots to a minimum, as to reduce the effort 
required for others wanting to translate the docs into other languages.


Hernan Cunico wrote:
> Hi All,
> some time ago I started to put together some topics for Geronimo v2.1 
> documentation.
> I tried to focus on the biggest new things we are offering now, topics 
> we didn't have before and now we need to start from scratch.
> The Geronimo v2.1 documentation space is already available here 
> The initial TOC includes:
> * Configuration changes
> * Deployment
>  ** Deployment plan creator
> * Geronimo Administration Console enhancements
> * GShell
> * Monitoring
> * Pluggable console
> * Plugin infrastructure enhancements
> * Sample applications
> * Security
> * Tooling
> * What's new?
> Each of these pages already contain a few lines with some initial 
> thoughts. Need your input for adding topics to this list as well as 
> developing them.
> There might be things we already had in 2.0x but we didn't cover it in 
> the doc, pls need your comments on that as well.
> I think I'm finish covering *Deployment plan creator*, will do a refresh 
> later on as new code gets in.
> I also created this "place holder" 
> under *Apache Geronimo Project Management* on the wiki so we can keep 
> track there the features we have ready for prime time and those that are 
> not so ready ;-)  I could definitively use that info to build up a new 
> set of docs, would also help users to see where we are at.
> Cheers!
> Hernan

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