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From Robert Evans <ev...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Need to improve documentation for v 0.23.x ( v 2.x)
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 14:16:12 GMT
Yes I am the one that said I would look into releasing the Yahoo documentation.  Thanks for
reminding me.  I have been a bit distracted, by some "restructuring" that has happened recently,
but I will get on that.


On 5/8/12 12:30 PM, "Arun C Murthy" <acm@hortonworks.com> wrote:

Thanks for offering to provide doc-patches Jagat!

On May 7, 2012, at 9:04 AM, Jagat wrote:

> Hello Bobby,
> Yes i will file couple of JIRAs and work on them in coming few days to
> write how to setup things , include basics which were very good in old
> documentation, yes there are many good things which we can take up from
> 1.0.2 documentation also.
> Few days back Yahoo team was saying that they can donate documentation to
> community which although old can be improved on to include within Apache.
> May be we can get some update on confirmation for permission to use for the
> same.
> One of the project which is good in documentation ( wiki ) is Apache Mahout
> we can learn from them , lots of extensible references , presentations ,
> tutorials all at one place at wiki to refer.
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Robert Evans <evans@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> I agree that better documentation is almost always needed.  The problem is
>> in finding the time to really make this happen.  If you or anyone else here
>> wants to help out with this effort please feel free to file JIRAs and
>> submit patches to improve the documentation.  Even if all the patch is, is
>> a copy/paste of information from the 1.0.2 documentation that is still
>> relevant for 2.0.
>> --Bobby Evans
>> On 5/4/12 2:21 PM, "Jagat" <jagatsingh@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> As Apache Hadoop community is ready to release the next 2.0 alpha version
>> of Hadoop , i would like to bring attention towards need to make better
>> documentation of the tutorials and examples for the same.
>> Just one short example
>> See the Single Node Setup tutorials for v
>> 1.x<http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r1.0.2/single_node_setup.html>and
>> v
>> 0.23<
>> http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r0.23.1/hadoop-yarn/hadoop-yarn-site/SingleCluster.html
>>> ,
>> you can say 0.23  author is in hurry with keeping all things in
>> assumption that reader knows everything what and where to do.
>> We should spend some time on documentation , with so many beautiful
>> features coming it would be great if you guys plan some special hackathon
>> meetings to improve its documentation , code examples so that people can
>> understand how to use them effectively.
>> At present only two people can understand 0.23 , those who wrote the code
>> and the other one is java compiler who is verifying its code :)
>> *Tom White , *I request if you are reading this message , please pick-up
>> your pen again to write Hadoop Definitive Guide edition 4th dedicated to
>> next release for greater benefit of community.
>> Thanks

Arun C. Murthy
Hortonworks Inc.

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