On Wed, 2015-02-25 at 14:54 -0500, Doug Hellmann wrote: > 1. Should we have a unified developer guide for the project?
Yes. Absolutely. Yes. > 2. Where should it live and how should we manage it? I think the natural destination for it would be the URL http://docs.openstack.org/developer (which should be instead named /contributor to avoid collision with developer.openstack.org) I started playing around with an entry portal for new contributors, one that would give a clear path (think a ladder) from setup dev environment to first code reviews to full on core member. Since we teach this stuff at Upstream Training, I used the timeline in the class to start assembling a table of content for a new contributor's guide https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/coherent-path-for-contributors > I believe we would benefit by having a more formal place to write down > some of our experiences in ways that make them discoverable. We have > been using the wiki for this, but it is often challenging to find > information in the wiki if you don’t generally know where to look for > it. The problem is that some stuff is in the wiki (which can be and is being improved, btw) and some other stuff is scattered around and often duplicated in project's repos. > That leads to an answer to question 2: create a new git repository to > host a Sphinx-based manual similar to what many projects already have. > We would then try to unify content from all sources where it applies > to the whole project, and we could eventually start moving some of the > wiki content into it as well. This sounds like a good approach to me already. Unless someone has better alternatives, I'd go for it. > If we decide to create the repository, we would also need to decide > how it would be managed. The rules set up for the cross-project specs > repository seems close to what we want (everyone can +1/-1; TC members > can +2/-2; the TC chair tallies the votes and uses workflow+1) . Sounds good to me, at least to get started. At some point the people who care the most for this effort will emerge and maybe the TC will give the +w also to them. /stef __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev