Believe it or not, I love writing documentation. I dunno why. One thing I enjoy about it is taking programs that have lots of options and breaking it down into clear and concise noob-friendly wording. The main reason for that is I remember all too well what it’s like being a beginner, and just not understanding what documentation is trying to tell you when it throws out all these references that you should have apparently already known about.
Once upon a time, I was really active on the Gentoo wiki. Then I became a staffer, and then a developer, and I shifted to working on the tree instead. I still miss just writing docs, though.
Anyway, I’ve been kinda half-heartedly wanting to write a quick doc for IVTV for a while now. For me though, it seems pretty simple: pick the right branch, load everything as modules, and emerge the ebuild and yer done. I figure some Gentoo-specific docs can’t hurt, though, so I went ahead and started on some tonight. I haven’t gotten really far just yet, because I’m still in the “gosh, this is so easy” stage that I can’t really come up with some content.
So, if anyone has any suggestions or ideas of what should go in this thing, lemme know. Here’s my half-written draft so far.
And for the record, if there’s any Gentoo multimedia docs you think we need, lemme know that as well.