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Re: Postgres docs

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Richard Poole <richard(dot)poole(at)vi(dot)net>
Cc: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu, PostgreSQL-documentation <docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres docs
Date: 2000-06-12 16:58:36
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Can someone give this person assistance in getting started with the

> I'll say it again, guys: give me some pointers to what to do and I'll
> happily put some time in on the docs. I don't know lots of PostgreSQL
> internals stuff, but I know C and some DocBook and I have been known
> to write manpages, so I must know nroff too. Obviously I can't learn
> large amounts about particular subsystems in time for 7.0 but I can do
> things like adding a section to a manpage to describe a new option. I
> don't really want just to pick something from Bruce's posted list and
> go at it because I might happen to pick something either that someone
> else was already doing or that was non-obviously difficult or
> complicated. So I'd like some direction from you guys, or whoever [1].
> Is there a structure to the documentation people even theoretically? Is
> one of you or someone else the Documentation Coordinator, with or without
> the capitalisation? I can't find any information about this.
> Anyway, if you think my potential usefulness at this point outweighs the
> time spent allocating something to me and checking it afterwards, let
> me know. If it doesn't, fair enough.
> Richard
> [1] As I'm claiming to be able to write, I'll point out that I know that
> this should strictly be "whomever".

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