October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


What's Up with Docs

There are several infrastructure, process, team, and code initiatives either being discussed or in progress in the Drupal Documentation team:

  • Making the current Drupal.org documentation into a real community wiki, with minimal Docs Team leadership oversight (and better infrastructure)
  • Having a new area for curated/managed documentation that is more targeted and hopefully higher quality, with limited edit permissions and strict oversight
  • Collecting outside docs (e.g., tutorials posted on blogs and corporate web sites) in a searchable index
  • New core Help system (to replace hook_help() and Advanced Help, hopefully) for Drupal 8, with docs edited on *.drupal.org by project/module teams, and pulled into Drupal installations by site admins.

I'd like to go over the status and plans for these initiatives with the core dev folks gathered at BADCamp.