- Co-ordinator: a.hadzi*gold.ac.uk
- Mailing list: transmission-documentation
- Collaborative workspace: Wiki
Over the last 18 months or so there has been a lot of work done on creating manuals and help files for the transmission network. This has mainly taken the form of manuals created on the FLOSS Manuals system and a sister site by the name of Suitcase Manuals.
A highly productive couple of days discussion free software online video documentation was had at Dekspace in Deptford, London May 22/23.
Key amongst the discussions was the development and implementation of FLOSS Manuals and Suitecase Manuals as engines to develop a modular documentation repository. The idea being that custom methods could be built by pulling in xml outputs from various modules that were then annotatable and also skinnable. This would allow a central, version controlled repository to exist whilst allowing projects to customise the documentation to their own needs. As such everyone collaborates to create documentation but uses their own format to display it.
To hear a bit more about the FLOSS Manuals project check this audio file. [38mb]
A very fruitful couple of days with hopefully some interesting outputs to come.
A few of the crew from the Transmission documentation working group are going to be meeting up in London in a couple of weeks to talk online video distribution documentation.
The aim to create a common repository for housing and collaborating on documentation to avoid re-inventing the wheel and to create a better resource.
The dates are May 22/23. More info can be found here