Coda File System

Re: Improving Coda documentation

From: Alastair Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 21:13:05 +0100
I've added an Errata section to the wiki at and added 
some notes on the 'Coda Admin and User Manual' before running out of steam. I 
hope this can at least give an indication of where the documentation has 
become outdated and misleading. It's not much yet, but it's a start. I've 
plenty more to add, and should get back to it later in the week. I think 
there's scope for working Patrick's "Optimizing Coda 6" work into the Admin 
guide too.

On Monday 11 April 2005 16:28, Patrick Walsh wrote:
> 	I'm really glad the coda team will be updating the documentation.  As a
> new user, I printed out the user manual, the howto, and a linux journal
> article and studied them closely before attempting an install.
> Unfortunately, most of the notes I took on reading that documentation
> have proved to be outdated and not useful.  There are sections that give
> steps that are no longer applicable.  So I would first recommend
> identifying the parts of the manual that are outdated and fixing them.
> 	Second, there are a lot of implementation decisions to make and a lot
> of conflicting advice.  A guide to making administrative decisions would
> be very helpful.  I'm attaching my latest draft of "Optimizing Coda 6"
> which puts down in writing some of the important configuration trade
> offs and limitations of coda that a new coda admin needs to know before
> making any setup decisions.
> 	I think the coda team should concentrate on precise and accurate
> documentation (option a) and leave the howto's and newbie tutorials to
> the community.  And I promise the community would contribute a lot more
> of this if there were an easier way to contribute, such as a wiki.
> 	Just my two cents.
Received on 2005-04-11 16:08:59