[QGIS-Developer] Proposal for QGIS Documentation

matteo matteo.ghetta at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 06:40:06 PST 2019

Hi all again,

really nobody has some feedback to give on doc topic?



On 1/10/19 7:25 PM, matteo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to raise some proposal for the documentation process of QGIS. I
> think that we can all agree that the documentation is our weak part: no
> matters if we have some budget or not, but even with sponsors, docs are
> months away to be up to date with the code. We have an endless list of
> issues that grows and grows.
> BTW: this is nobody fault, we are just to few doc writers, that's it
> Furthermore there are some PR stacked from months [0] (with and without
> reviews).
> What I want to propose is a system similar to the coding one: a kind of
> stale bot that closes PR automatically after a while. Actually I'd like
> to go a step further: if the PR is made by a person with writing rights
> than the PR is automatically merged (if the Travis is happy) while if
> the person has not commit rights, then the PR is closed automatically to
> prevent really ugly docs (not sure if this is achievable).
> I think we spent a lot of efforts on "appearance" of the docs rather
> then contents (again, nobody fault, just me that prefers contents than
> appearance).
> Personally I'd prefer to have updated manuals and correct all the rest
> in a second moment. With the fix me button on each page and with
> Alexandre's features that allows to see images directly on the repo it
> is definitely more easy also for not skilled people to correct some
> mistake than to add new text from scratch.
> I'm repeating again: this is not an attack on anyone, it is just what
> came into my mind: AKA my 2 cents ;)
> Hoping to start a discussion
> Cheers
> Matteo
> [0] https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation/pulls

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