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Re: GRUB 2 documentation

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: GRUB 2 documentation
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 13:48:33 +0200
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"Khaled Hosny" <address@hidden> writes:

>> >      I see this bug
>> > about
>> > documentation , what is the status of that, we are waiting for grub 2
>> > to hit stable before the documentation is written or what?
>> Well, you can't write 100% accurate documentation now, but GRUB 2 will
>> never be finished (as in: software is never finished), so you do not
>> have to wait.  Better start now and improve as we go along.
>> Did you read the texinfo documentation from GRUB Legacy?  This is the
>> quality I am hoping for.  So not a manpage, but good documentation
>> that explains all features, etc.
>> Really, documentation is as important as the code itself.  I would
>> become really happy if you would be willing to work on this.  You
>> don't need many technical skills and there are enough people around
>> who are willing to help you, when questions arise.
>> Do you want to work on this?  It is a big job, but you can learn a lot
>> from this.
> I'd like to work on this, any idea where to begin? should I start with
> grub legacy documentation and update/remove/add information to match
> that of grub2 or should I start from scratch?

You would have to start from scratch.  GRUB 2 is a rewrite and
unrelated to GRUB Legacy.  Only the style of the documentation should
be matched, nothing else.  so the verbosity and quality.


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