The first two documentation pieces will be:
- getting started guide
- how to contribute to documentation
After that, I will be doing a lot of copy-paste-edit from existing sources.
But lots of things aren't anywhere in particular, haven't ever been documented, or only exist as a mailing list response.
What things have you frequently needed to know about, and couldn't find any documentation for?
You can contribute two ways:
- Respond here. This is the best if you have a general idea about docs being needed, but not a terribly specific "deliverable" that can be accomplished in one project.
- Create a docs issue on the github repo. This is best if you have a specific need or idea that can be clearly communicated and satisfied with a single deliverable (a new page or section of documentation).
Example of a good GH Issue: "How to install X component on Y hardware?"
Example of a good forum discussion: "Ideas about best practices with using X component in a distributed work environment."
It would be helpful to know how difficult it is to do your work without the doc, and how urgent it is to have a doc addressing your problem. We have a lot to do, so this will help with setting priorities.