DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-08
Documentation To Do
If you've got the itch to do some work, and don't feel like mucking with
source, there's a number of available documentation projects available.
(Liam J. Foy suggested posting this.)
- Changes made to the FreeBSD handbook since I converted it over need to be
evaluated and merged in; this will require some digging through CVS, and
reading through the Handbook.
- I'd like to build a collection of documents talking about dealing with
specific applications of DragonFly. They do not have to be exhaustive.
Giving potential readers a general direction, at the very least, would be
Potential topics include: setting up webmail, SMTP server(s), POP3, IMAP,
Apache 1.x vs 2.x, PHP flavors, LDAP authentication, mail archiving, adding
Java/Flash to Mozilla/Konqueror/Firepig etc.
I'm thinking in terms of some DragonFly user saying "I'd like to do (some
task)" and then find a document that describes at least starting this task.
- If you have access to commercial Linux applications like Oracle or
Mathematica, it would be helpful to test out installation on a DragonFly
host following the converted directions from FreeBSD. (Check the Handbook
at http://www.forknibbler.com/handbook/linuxemu.html )
- A writeup of the curses-based "terminal" installation, with screenshots.
- A writeup of the web-based installation, with screenshots.
"Getting Started" documents: (could be for website, not just docs)
- A form of FAQ for initial installs - "How do I keep up to date?" "What
mailing lists should I be reading?".
- A good explanation of ports/dfports and how to use them.
- Documentation of the current status of the project, for people who have
just "wandered in" and don't wcare to read a year's worth of back email to
- Acronym explanations. "Giant", "BGL", "LWTK", "SMP", "ACPI", etc. The
FreeBSD Project has a Glossary that does something similar to this.
If you decide to tackle any of these, please let me know. This is
effectively my own to-do list.