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Re: Doc Website


Hi All,

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi All,
> It looks like the Drupal folks are getting considering a Drupal-based DITA
> editor.  I thought I'd pass this along:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZdjbxNHpXk&feature=youtu.be
> You can follow the thread here:
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/19848  One thing to
> note from the thread is that it looks like Drupal may be considering some
> kind of "Documentation Spin," of Drupal.  To me, this seems similar to what
> Fedora does with their Design spin or the Forensics spins - special purpose
> derivatives of the main platform.
> I don't intend this to be some kind of "we should use DITA because Drupal
> might be doing it," but I just thought this might be of interest to the
> teams, as Drupal is likely needing to address at least some of the same
> issues that we would need to address in our docs.
> Jim

I thought I'd let the group know that the Drupal folks appear to be in a
sort of requirements gathering phase on this (
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/20258 ). I've passed
along our initial requirements, as well as those of the Fedora documentation
team (for some time, they were considering a similar application).

There appears to be some traction with this from both Drupal and DITA people
so it will be interesting to see where they will take it.  I've asked them
to keep the group informed as to how people could help, so I will try to
relay word here as appropriate.