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- coordinate what to do with the rejected GSoD project proposal
- rework the project board to be linear again
- see what we can do to onboard manual maintainers
- reschedule the work session
New time for work session
What to do with the rejected GSoD project proposal
Documentation project proposal for Google Season of Docs 2023 - #3 by fricklerhandwerk
- No feedback, but could be because we have no objective metrics and estimate over budget limits (despite clear options to close funding gaps)
- There’s no cheap way to measure learning success
- we could apply for other sources of funding:
- NixOS Foundation
- individuals and corporate sponsors
- would need more effort for outreach
- may be on topic because it’s at the intersection of sustainability/reliability of technology and also education
- combination of the above
Restructure the project board
- issue status and topic are independent pieces of information
@fricklerhandwerk added a separate field for topic
- crowd-source task for GitHub team members: pick items which have a
no:topic status, and set their actual topic field to that, then set the status to
- afterwards @fricklerhandwerk will remove the
- finished during the meeting
Finding maintainers for the Nixpkgs and NixOS manuals
@j-k: questions on Nixpkgs manual
- shall we add a note to every section to check other materials for generic topics?
@fricklerhandwerk: not yet, this can be done at the template level if we split the manual into pages
- how to go about changes generally?
- the Go part is much better, looks more like reference. should all parameters be documented?
- how should parameters be ordered? by relevance or alphabetically seems resonable
@infinisil Should be autogenerated in the end, but might be good to mention in the beginning which ones are most important
@fricklerhandwerk: Should avoid double book-keeping, let’s use alphabetical ordering. Should include examples.
- “Using community Rust overlays” section
@infinisil: Feels like this should be in third-party docs, only have quick links to them
@fricklerhandwerk: Feels like something for the wiki. Easy to get out-of-date; trade-offs to consider
@j-k: Only quick mention that you can use alternate Rust versions, link to third-party projects for examples
@infinisil: let’s write down what it takes to be a manual maintainer