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Organizing service documentation
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 08 July 2021

As I mentioned in An IT services overview I try to keep track of the architecture and designs of the IT services and solutions in a way that I feel helps me keep in touch with all the various services and solutions out there. Similar to how system administrators try to find a balance while working on documentation (which is often considered a chore) and using a structure that is sufficiently simple and standard for the organization to benefit from, architects should try to keep track of architecturally relevant information as well.

So in this post, I'm going to explain a bit more on how I approach documenting service and solution insights for architectural relevance.

Gentoo Wiki is growing
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sat 03 January 2015

Perhaps it is because of the winter holidays, but the last weeks I've noticed a lot of updates and edits on the Gentoo wiki.

The move to the Tyrian layout, whose purpose is to eventually become the unified layout for all Gentoo resources, happened first. Then, three common templates (Code …

Handbooks moved
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sun 14 December 2014

Yesterday the move of the Gentoo Wiki for the Gentoo handbooks (whose most important part are the installation instructions for the various supported architectures) has been concluded, with a last-minute addition being the one-page views so that users who want to can view the installation instructions completely within one view …

Gentoo Handbooks almost moved to wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Fri 12 December 2014

Content-wise, the move is done. I've done a few checks on the content to see if the structure still holds, translations are enabled on all pages, the use of partitions is sufficiently consistent for each architecture, and so on. The result can be seen on the gentoo handbook main page …

Revamped our SELinux documentation
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 12 May 2014

In the move to the Gentoo wiki, I have updated and revamped most of our SELinux documentation. The end result can be seen through the main SELinux page. Most of the content is below this page (as subpages).

We start with a new introduction to SELinux article which goes over …

Majority of GDP documents moved to Gentoo wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 10 December 2013

The majority of the English gentoo documents that resided in have now been moved to the Gentoo Wiki. All those documents have been made available in the main namespace, meaning that non-developers can continue to contribute on those articles and guides, fully in the spirit …

Moving Gentoo docs to the wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sun 28 July 2013

Slowly but surely Gentoo documentation guides are being moved to the Gentoo Wiki. Thanks to the translation support provided by the infrastructure, all "reasons" not to go forward with this have been resolved. At first, I'm focusing on documentation with open bugs that have not been picked up (usually due …

SELinux tutorial series
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Fri 15 March 2013

As we get a growing number of SELinux users within Gentoo Hardened and because the SELinux usage at the firm I work at is most likely going to grow as well, I decided to join the bunch of documents on SELinux that are "out there" and start a series of …

Transforming GuideXML to wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 12 February 2013

The Gentoo project has its own official wiki for some time now, and we are going to use it more and more in the next few months. For instance, in the last Gentoo Hardened meeting, we already discussed that most user-oriented documentation should be put on the wiki, and I've …