Maintain a catalog of online Linux documentation
- Maintain a catalog of online Linux documentation
- Constantine Shulyupin
Rob Landley in his article "Where Linux Kernel Documentation Hides", wrote in 2008:
Google is great at finding things, but it doesn't tell you what to search for. Google is not a reference work that allows one to see available topics and home in on an area of interest, moving from more general to more specific. ... Indexing the web's Linux kernel documentation just to provide a comprehensive reference is a huge undertaking. Even keeping an index up to date after its creation would be a project on par with any other major kernel subsystem. But without knowing here the holes are, writing new documentation to try to fill in those holes tends to reinvent the wheel. ... In the absence of an obvious place to go on the web to find the most up-to-date existing documentation, newly created documentation tends to be repetitive and overlapping.
I would like to improve Linux Technology Reference: http://www.makelinux.net/reference . It is going to be comprehensive and easily accessible catalog about Linux, GNU, FOSS and embedded Linux for develers. It contains now 900+ links to 100+ sites, ordered in 200+ categories. Four top level categories are: Linux OS - about user space system and applications, Linux kernel, Embedded Linux and Additional topics (design, documentation).
The should be like for Linux like MSDN Library for Windows.
- Adding convenient search capabilities.
- Optionally changing catalog engine.
- Promotion on Linux related sites.
- Periodical updates and expanding. (The last big review was performed two years ego).
- Adding feedback and link submit capabilities.
- Linux Technology Reference - http://www.makelinux.net/reference
From some weeks to some month, depending on number of changes and budged. Up to some days each month periodically.
Constantine Shulyupin (me, the author of the site)
- User comments on the site -