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From Thad Humphries <t...@mindwrap.com>
Subject Re: Documentation
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2002 12:51:10 GMT
I'll throw in what I can.  Most of my TC "docs" consist of URLs and
hardcopy that I've collected here and there from the web, along with my
notes.  Put me on your list...

If nothing else, it will help me to learn more aobut Tomcat...

On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 17:01, Robert L Sowders wrote:
> Since most of the questions to tomcat-users list concern installation and 
> configuration issues it demonstrates that there is a real need for Tomcat 
> to have a "documentation project" that it's users can contribute to. Right 
> now most of the documentation consists of the xdocs which are pretty good, 
> but can be so much more.  The developers obviously have little time to 
> maintain the present documentation and there is such an apparent need that 
> I wonder why a project for the documentation has not been started.
> 
> There are many "doc-projects" out there to emulate.  I especially like the 
> one that the apache folks have running, the new xml documentation for 
> Apache 2.0 is probably the best I've seen. 
> 
> I'm sure that many people would be willing to devote some time to 
> organizing and maintaining input from the community into a resource that 
> would benefit everyone.  I for one would be willing to contribute, but 
> right now there is nothing an nowhere to submit to.
> 
> Should the developers of Tomcat initiate a project for the documentation? 
> Or should we?  The Apache folks seem to have solved this issue, it remains 
> to be solved for Tomcat.
>  
> Have a look at some examples of opensouce projects which have solved their 
> documentation problems:
> 
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/
> http://www.freebsd.org/docproj/
> http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp
> http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gdp/
> http://www.mulberrytech.com/dsssl/dsssldoc/index.html
> http://pm-doc.sourceforge.net/
> http://zdp.zope.org/
> http://www.tldp.org/
> 
> rls
> 
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