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Information about Document Days
Next dates
  • June 24, 2015
  • July 29, 2015
  • August 26, 2015
More Information
  • Freenode channel #xendocs
  • Turn up
  • Work on documentation
  • Have fun!

What is a Xen Project Document Day?

Xen Project document days are all day IRC events, facilitated by members of the Xen Project community. The purpose of Xen Project Document Days is to

  • Improve user documentation
  • Improve developer documentation, including the creation of man pages, etc.
  • Improve and maintaining the wiki: this means fixing important pages, retiring old ones, help identify what is and isn’t important, write new pages, etc.

How Does it Work?

  • Request to be a Wiki editor
  • Join us on IRC: freenode channel #xendocs
  • Tell people what you intend to work on (to avoid doing something somebody else is already working on)
  • Fix some documentation
  • Help others
  • And above all: have fun!

THEME OF THE MONTH: "No-Can-Do Without a HowTo! (Part 2)"

We've got a lot of good information in the documentation, but it isn't always in a form that will help someone use a particular feature for the first time. Or, the information is present, but it might need to be brought up-to-date.

Last month, we created an excellent page on Huge Page Support. Let's try to top it this month!

Some of these possible topics include:

  • Get up and running with Mirage OS
  • Booting with UEFI (see this Q&A post)
  • Installing on ARM (need a basic HowTo)
  • Using Xen Project with common applications (see this Q&A post about Citrix Netscaler)
  • Any other niche topic which doesn't have a good HowTo-type doc page

Other ways to Help

Let us know if you struggled with some content, if something is missing, can be improved and you do not feel sure enough to make changes to a page. The way to do this is by making a comment on talk pages. Every wiki page has an associated talk page which can be used for discussion and communicating with other users. Talk pages can be accessed by clicking the “discussion” tab at the top of the page. Simply edit the page as normal to add your comment, following the conventions outlined in Help:Talk Pages.

Proposed Dates for 2015

Following the modifications we made in 2014 to make Document Day the last Wednesday of the month, this year's proposed dates are as follows:

  • January 28, 2015
  • February 25, 2015
  • March 25, 2015
  • April 29, 2015 (moved to May 6 because of the Hackathon)
  • May 27, 2015
  • June 24, 2015
  • July 29, 2015
  • August 26, 2015
  • September 30, 2015
  • October 28, 2015
  • December 2, 2015 (due to holidays in November and December in multiple countries)

Extra Days

Some community members indicated that they would like an extra doc day on a public holiday or weekend. We are looking for proposed dates. Please add dates below and sign up besides it. If we get more than 5 people signed up, we should hold a day on a weekend.

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