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From "Turner, John" <JTur...@AAS.com>
Subject RE: Documentation
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2002 16:09:57 GMT

We're looking for a Java charting solution.  I'd be very interested in
seeing a doc on how to use JFreeChart, I've never heard of it before.

John


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenny G. Dubuisson, Jr. [mailto:kdubuisson@kcmria.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 12:08 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Documentation
> 
> 
> I would also like to help on the docs.  Tomcat is a 
> technology that we are
> betting our software engineering future on right now so I'll 
> be in it for
> the long haul.  I've already written a step-by-step document 
> on how to get
> Apache, Tomcat, SSL for Apache, JDBC for Oracle, Oracle 9i 
> client, and the
> Java charting library JFreeChart all installed and working on 
> Red Hat Linux
> 7.3.  Though the document is extremely informal (more like me 
> taking notes
> during the install), I would not mind turning it into a 
> HOW-TO or something.
> 
> Just let me know if I can help,
> Kenny
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org>
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:03 AM
> Subject: RE: Documentation
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Robert L Sowders wrote:
> >
> > > Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 22:18:48 -0700
> > > From: Robert L Sowders <rsowders@usgs.gov>
> > > Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > Subject: RE: Documentation
> > >
> > > I feel your pain John, frustration with poor 
> documentation is always a
> big
> > > sore spot.  But let's not line them all up and shoot them 
> just yet, ok.
> > > They still need to get Tomcat 5 out the door.  ,"-)
> > >
> > > We can only hope that Tomcat-dev (who is reading this 
> list, I hope) will
> > > set up some sort of method where people can at least 
> submit changes or
> > > updates or something better than what we have now.
> > >
> > > I've received at least 10 emails off-line and around 5 or 
> so from the
> > > list, of people who have things to contribute.  We want 
> to help, the
> > > question is, can something be done to move to a 
> coordinated effort and
> who
> > > will do it.  I submit that it must be controlled and 
> reviewed by the
> > > developers themselves.  They have access to the 
> resources, we don't,
> and,
> > > they are the authorities on tomcat, they have to be the reviewing
> > > authority.
> > >
> > > I know it will take no small effort to set this up but 
> allot could be
> > > cloned from the good example of the Apache Documentation Project.
> > >
> > > So, are there any developer types lurking out there.  We got some
> > > documentation help for you, do ya want it?
> > >
> >
> > Sure!
> >
> > >From the perspective of the developers, suggested changes to the
> > documentation (or proposed new documents) are treated 
> exactly the same as
> > proposed bug fixes or enhancements to the code itself.  
> Therefore, the
> > best way to submit proposed changes is to create a bug report (or
> > enhancement request) in the bug tracking system:
> >
> >   http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/
> >
> > and then create a patch to the existing documentation files 
> that reflects
> > the change you propose.  Details for how to create the 
> "diff" files for
> > patches is available online starting at:
> >
> >   http://jakarta.apache.org/site/getinvolved.html
> >
> > The existing Tomcat documentation can be found in the
> > "webapps/tomcat-docs" subdirectory of the "jakarta-tomcat-4.0" CVS
> > repository.  Nearly all of it is in the form of XML files that are
> > post-processed through an XSLT stylesheet to produce the 
> HTML that is
> > ultimately included in the "tomcat-docs" webapp, as well as 
> posted online:
> >
> >   http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/
> >
> > Changes to the menu bar on the left hand side would be made to the
> > "webapps/tomcat-docs/project.html" file.
> >
> > General whines about how the documentation sucks will go to 
> /dev/null.
> > Specific patches to add to (or fix) the existing 
> documentation pages are
> > MUCH more likely to be effective :-).
> >
> > > rls
> > >
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
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