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gamelodge
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Hey All!

I know we have the wiki, and the knowldge base as well as screencasts.

But I was wondering how you envisage documentation working, will it be 80% wiki or will there be formal documentation, do you have a rough roadmap for the documentation process? - who is responsible for documentation?

Awsome, awsome product you have guys!

 
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shaal
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in the next couple of months -
documentation will be a joint community effort,
through the wiki.

after - we’ll gather all of it into formal documentation.
we’ll also supply end-user documentation manual, for store owners.

documentation roadmap will be published in next few weeks.

 
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gamelodge
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I know is coming, sorry for my impatiens, just thought i could squeeze a few explanations of the system out under this thread so we can then help contribute to the wiki once we get a better grasp of the system conceptually

I am struggling with the way its all put together ie
a simple explanation of what happens when Mage::run(’base’); is called ie:

variables are initialised, such as baseurl etc
verian object is initialised
layout is initilized, layout looks at xml files (1 default, then inilayouts,then calls blocks)
default layout is called from (cobfig.xml...in folder?)
if index then home is called via CMS else controller is called via requestURL -

i know its still only less than a week, but a simple explanation like that can go a far way in getting the rest of us up to speed with contributing to the wiki.

A simple question like this could be answered in seconds ->http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/304/ .... I still don’t know the answer

no pressure, just trying my luck at what i know is a very early preview stage smile

 
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strangeelement
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So what happened? 2 years later and still no useful documentation.

 
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zemi
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Documentation at this stage should be the priority. I like how Zend Framework development works - documentation is required as part of development process and it was really easy to jump into it.
Magento is nice system for end-users, but without documentation, not easy for developers. confused

 
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Andy O
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Being a total novice to e-commerce software im ammazed that the user guide that exists in incomplete. The best ive found sofar is the unofficial guide but even then great chunks of content are missing.

Im currently trying to develop some training for customers whos website are hosted on magento but i m having trouble finding answers to questions i know the student will ask, because there is no info in the ser guide.

An example of this is the Rule-Based product rules.

What are they ?
hoe do you use them
how do you apply thenm to products?

many questions like this have doubled the time its taken me to get to where i am now because of a lack of good user guides.

Keep slogging away and it will get better

AndyO

 
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opmpy
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What kind of documentation is use in Cash/Credit transaction.. and explain the use if you know=) or hopefully u know a site that can tell me all bout documentation thanks in advance.

 
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Booza
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I am just browsing through the question and the answers and it is well explained too but I think something is need to be done to address the problem for the better of end user.  Ralph

 
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fhaye101
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shaal - 06 September 2007 02:53 PM

in the next couple of months -
documentation will be a joint community effort,
through the wiki.

after - we’ll gather all of it into formal documentation.
we’ll also supply end-user documentation manual, for store owners.

documentation roadmap will be published in next few weeks.

Very Interesting question there my friend and an answer that would be reliable comeing from a friend here at Magneto.

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snowbear
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What kind of documentation is use in Cash/Credit transaction.. and explain the use if you know=) or hopefully u know a site that can tell me all bout documentation thanks in advance.

 
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subsidie
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If 80% is allready done, maybe you can share that allready?

 
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Stook
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Hey i’m just testing.

 
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subsidies
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The documentation is getting better everytime someone add to it. Maybe we need to add some information to it ourself?

 
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