November 17, 2009

Documenting Fedora 12 (or what the Docs Project has been upto all summer)

Article Source Fedora Community
November 17, 2009, 10:55 am

Eric Christensen writes
Wow itâÃôs been a busy Summer and Fall here at the Fedora Docs Project.Â¬â  Lots of words going down in bits and bytes and new tools getting tested and weâÃôve come to the day weâÃôve been waiting for: Fedora 12 Final Release!

So what can you expect to see?Â¬â  Well at current count we have twelve guides ready for consumption.Â¬â  They are all posted on our website and can be viewed in various formats (html, html-single, and PDF) and various languages (as made available by the great Fedora Translators).Â¬â  A few guides are still in draft, like the Accessibility Guide, but updates should be often in the upcoming weeks.

WeâÃôve also completely moved all of our document source over to Docbook XML and use Publican for our publishing needs.Â¬â  The great strides that went into Publican 1.x has made publishing guides quite easy and fast.

So here is the list of the guides that can be readily viewed:

  1. Release Notes âÃì An overview of major changes implemented for Fedora 12.
  2. Installation Guide âÃì This
    guide covers installation of Fedora, a Linux distribution built on free
    and open source software. This manual helps you install Fedora on
    desktops, laptops, and servers.
  3. Installation Quick Start Guide âÃì This
    guide explains how to get and install Fedora 12 as simply as possible.
    Although these instructions work on most desktop and laptop computers,
    they are not a full description of the installation process.
  4. Deployment Guide âÃì The Fedora Deployment Guide contains information on how to customize
    your Fedora system to fit your needs. If you are looking for a
    comprehensive, task-oriented guide for configuring and customizing your
    system, this is the manual for you.
  5. User Guide âÃì The Fedora User Guide is focused on the end-user looking to accomplish
    standard desktop computer user tasks, such as browsing the web, reading
    and sending email, and doing office productivity work.
  6. SELinux User Guide âÃì The SELinux User Guide covers the management and use of
    Security-Enhanced Linux for those with minimal or no experience with
    the framework, mainly from a userâÃôs perspective. It serves as an
    introduction to SELinux and explains the terms and concepts in use.
  7. SELinux Managing Confined Services Guide âÃì The SELinux Managing Confined Services Guide is designed to assist
    advanced users and administrators when using and configuring SELinux.
    It describes the components of SELinux as they relate to services an
    advanced user or administrator might need to configure, and includes
    examples of configuring them.
  8. Security Guide âÃì The Fedora Security Guide is designed to assist users of Linux, specifically Fedora, in
    learning the processes and practices of securing workstations and
    servers against local and remote intrusion, exploitation, and malicious
  9. Virtualization Guide âÃì The Fedora Virtualization Guide contains information on installation,
    configuring, administering, tips, tricks and troubleshooting
    virtualization technologies used in Fedora.
  10. Accessibility Guide âÃì This document describes some of the hardware devices, applications and
    utilities available to assist people with visual, hearing, or mobility
    impairments use a computer with the Fedora operating system.
  11. Live Images âÃì This article describes how to use a Fedora live image to âÃútest-driveâÃù the Fedora operating system on your own familiar hardware.
  12. Making Fedora Discs âÃì This article describes how to turn downloadable ISO images into CD and DVD media using a variety of platforms and applications.

We hope youâÃôll enjoy all the written bits that weâÃôve worked hard to get onto your screen.Â¬â  Please feel free to drop us a ticket if you find something out of sorts.Â¬â  WeâÃôll try to get it repaired as soon as possible.

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