[Freeswitch-docs] better documentation

Bote Man bote_radio at botecomm.com
Mon Dec 28 21:29:36 MSK 2015

Agreed, all the way around. I naively thought it would be a simple project when I first volunteered, but it is a HUGE effort with a huge body of information to organize. We welcome any and all constructive help with this documentation project.

Much of the original wiki was by developers writing for developers with a familiar tone. FreeSWITCH is a community project, after all, not a finished package that you buy in a box off a shelf like Progressive insurance so the documentation strives for accuracy if not a polished professional tone. 

We all contribute the best way we can to improve the overall project.



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ítalo Rossi
> Sent: Monday, 28 December, 2015 07:16
> Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-docs] better documentation
> Robert,
> Thank you very much for your feedback!
> This is very valuable for us, and we’ll work on this to make it better for new
> users.
> We’re finishing a mass migration from the old wiki, we’re closer, less than 400
> pages (we do 100+ per sprint, ~4hours), and after finishing we’ll start
> polishing pages and re-organizing information. Reach a concise flow in order
> to learn FreeSWITCH is our goal.
> > On 13 de jul de 2015, at 12:04, Mundkowsky, Robert
> <rmundkowsky at ets.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > It is very difficult to use Freeswitch, because the documentation is very
> difficult to use.
> >
> > If the documentation was better you would have a lot more users.
> >
> > For example, in https://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/Sofia_Configuration_Files
> , I can read the whole page and I still do not understand fundamental things
> like:
> > 1)      What is a domain?
> > 2)      What is a profile?
> > 3)      What is a gateway?
> > 4)      How is a gateway different than a normal SIP end point?
> >
> > Simple definitions of key ideas and a structured top down descript would
> help a lot.
> >
> > And there is a lot of useless statements that one has to read through that
> does not help. For example, “The best thing to do is take a look at these
> things from a step back.”
> >
> > Also it is common to explain what something is not, rather than explaining
> what it is first.
> >
> > Robert
> >
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