Description of problem:
The virtualization documentation is for RHEL5, not Fedora 12.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> The virtualization documentation is for RHEL5, not Fedora 12.
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Any reason it is hosted on docs.fedoraproject.org/.../f12/ then? Shouldn't it be hosted on redhat.com/docs instead?
If your goal was to make it possible for Fedorans to make the content relevant for Fedora, sorry, I haven't heard about the effort. There may be people interested in that, have you asked around?
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > Description of problem:
> > The virtualization documentation is for RHEL5, not Fedora 12.
> > Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/virtualization-guide/f12/en-US/html/
> Any reason it is hosted on docs.fedoraproject.org/.../f12/ then? Shouldn't it
> be hosted on redhat.com/docs instead?
> If your goal was to make it possible for Fedorans to make the content relevant
> for Fedora, sorry, I haven't heard about the effort. There may be people
> interested in that, have you asked around?
When I did a quick look it appears that the screen shots are from RHEL. I don't think the guide is for RHEL.
Well, I'll back up...
Is this guide for Fedora with RHEL screenshots or is this guide for RHEL?
This in indeed the guide to virtualization on Fedora 12; and was derived from (but is not identical to) the guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
It's also true that many of the screenshots need to be changed for Fedora; a more accurate summary of the bug would be "Fedora 12 Virtualization Guide contains screenshots for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5".
That's what I figured. Thanks!
Like many open source projects this one is at the mercy of the maintainer. If the maintainer is slack (sort of like me) the project can get sidetracked. I know the screenshots are broken/old, screenshots are way down my list of priorities (cool stuff and new features come first :P ). I'll get around to this, but it is unlikely I will get time before late January. As always, patches welcome.
This might sound like a fun bit of irony (or just in my head it does), but where might I find documentation on how to write a patch for the documentation? I'm extremely unfamiliar with the mechanisms used to generate documentation for Fedora but would be very willing to read documentation on how it is done so that I may provide a patch.
It's link time. I think there is an intro to docs guide somewhere but it is probably long and uninteresting.
The Virtualization Guide uses publican. Publican is available from the standard fedora repositories. The publican user guide is where you get the smarts on building books with publican:
The book's source is here (uses FAS):
The source is in docbook XML. The docbook XML spec and reference guide is here:
For this particular tasks the only XML that would really need changing is the mediaobject elements which link the images to the book. A typical fragment looks like this:
<imagedata fileref="images/win2003_select_hal.png" format="PNG" scalefit="1" width="444" />
That fileref is the absolute path to the image in the images directory of the source repository. You can update images without changing the source at all (although you are more than welcome to create patches to the source).
Say I want to update that particular screenshot. I would follow a workflow something like this:
1. follow the procedure to get to that step. (if the procedure is wrong, please file a bug, I know many things have changed)
2. take the screenshot with the print screen key.
3. Crop the screenshot in the KDE/gnome screenshot menu or in GIMP (or your preferred image manipulator).
4. Save the image over the top of the old image. In this example replacing images/win2003_select_hal.png with a shot from the new virt-manager UI.
5. git add en-US/images/win2003_select_hal.png; git commit -m"I fixed your dodgy HAL screenshot"; git push or git-format-patch master
That's it. Nice and easy to do while listening to some tunes. If you get energetic you could help me take screenshots for all 50+ langauges the fedora desktop ship in :D.
I hope this helps.