Hi Aaron,

I think it's possible to complete the debian packaging wiki too (for a best user experience) :

When servers connect to the Internet through a proxy, It's possible to have an other error when adding publickey

(gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys F758CE318D77295D)

the error is like that : 

gpg: requesting key 8D77295D from hkp server pgp.mit.edu
gpgkeys: HTTP fetch error 7: couldn't connect to host
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0

Simply, It's because the proxy is not set, To correct the problem, you must set the environment variable http_proxy.



2011/10/12 hani elabed <hani.elabed@gmail.com>
Hi Aaron,
I got an account to the wiki, logged in, and claimed the 'Configuration' page a.k.a 'Storage Configuration' for now. I will let you know when done or if I get stumped. Will also work on "Setting up Eclipse" page and put it somewhere. 

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 4:24 PM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> wrote:
Thanks, Hani. 
If you would like to update the storage config page that would be handy. Just update http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FrontPage_draft_aaron/  to say you are working on it. Just click the login link at the top to setup an account.

wrt setting up eclipse, perhaps you could post your instructions on a blog somewhere and we can link to it. 

Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer

On 11/10/2011, at 5:51 AM, hani elabed wrote:

Hi Aaron,

I can help with the documentation... I grabbed tons of screenshots as I was installing Cassandra source trunk(1.0.0.rc2?) on my Mac OS X Snow leopard on Eclipse Galileo and later Eclipse Indigo, I will be installing it on Eclipse for Ubuntu 10.04 soon. I took the sceenshots after I noticed the missing picts in here: 

so I did plan on helping with the update... I am glad you sent your email though to get me going.

I am just not sure of the logistics, how to do it, and if I needed to be granted some write access to the wiki. Please educate...

I can definitely help on the NodeTool and StorageConfiguration as soon as I can grok them myself, or any other documentation.

Also you draft front page and focusing first on 1.0 first match my thinking.  

Hani Elabed

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 4:10 AM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> wrote:
Hi there, 
The dev's have been very busy and Cassandra 1.0 is just around the corner and full of new features. To celebrate I'm trying to give the wiki some loving to make things a little more welcoming for new users.

To keep things manageable I'd like to focus on completeness and correctness for now, and worry about being super awesome later. For example the nodetool page is incomplete http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/NodeTool , we do not have anything about CQL and config page is from 0.7 http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/StorageConfiguration

As a starting point I've created a draft home page http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FrontPage_draft_aaron/ . I also hope to use this as a planning tool where we can mark off what's in progress or has been completed. 

The guidelines I think we should follow are:
* ensure coverage of 1.0, a best effort for 0.8 and leave any content from previous versions. 
* where appropriate include examples from CQL and RPC as both are still supported. 

If you would like to contribute to this effort please let me know via the email list. It's a great way to contribute to the project and learn how Cassandra works, and I'll do my best to help with any questions you may have. Or if you have something you've already written that you feel may be of use let me know, and we'll see about linking to it.

Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer