Fedora and RHEL network configuration files.

It’s not as well known as it should be, but there’s a great source of documentation for the ifcfg-<interface> files that provide network settings in some configurations. NetworkManager has the ability to interpret these settings as well. If you look in the online documentation for the initscripts package, you’ll find …

Criteria and documentation.

John Poelstra wrote in his blog about how objective criteria support sustainability in an open source project. It was insightful and I wanted to follow up about how that extends to process documentation as a whole. Lots of people talk about documentation as “that thing you do when you’re finished …

Documenting the goodness.

The Fedora Documentation team uses a fantastic tool called Publican for their documentation work. Publican allows people to turn DocBook XML source, a popular and fairly ubiquitous format, into beautiful renderings in HTML, PDF, ASCII, and even RPM. Publican was developed by Jeff Fearn, who works at Red Hat’s office …

Reminder: Docs bug sprint tomorrow 2010-03-06.

In case you didn’t remember from Eric Christensen’s earlier post, there will be a Docs sprint tomorrow: 2010-03-06 UTC 1500-2100.  We have a flexible but solid agenda for work, and there will be plenty of opportunities for new contributors to participate. We’ll help people get used to Bugzilla, show you …

Power punch.

Fedora Talk, Gobby, and IRC make for a great combination when it comes to inclusive conferencing. I joined a bit late, but there’s a fantastic online-enhanced teleconference going on today to tease out all the details around No Frozen Rawhide. Developers and maintainers will undoubtedly have questions about how the …