Hi Sandra, Rachel-
Having contributed to the OpenEMR documentation wiki https://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Wiki_Home_Page
for several years I know how difficult to use it has grown to be. Nevertheless it contains a huge amount of documentation that is applicable to the 5.0+ releases and a merely large amount specifically for the 5.0+ versions.
Sandra, I’m curious if you envisioned starting from scratch, or had thought about migrating the existing docs as part of the ramp up to the new docs repo.
Also, if you haven’t yet, you might also want to get in touch w/ Robert Down to see what obstacles he encountered in his run at a docs repo.
Definitely not starting from scratch. I am also part of Robert’s documentation project. I have not heard about it recently. It is just that it has been 8 years now since my last involvement with openemr and I will again be using it full time, that I figured I could organize some of the information while I learn it all over again. There are a lot of changes.That’s all.
There has to be an easier way to track the documentation. Isn’t there a github for documentation?
It can’t possibly be this painful!!
The documentation project is a big undertaking and could use a TON of TLC. We are hoping to be accepted into Google Season of Docs which I believe would really help out our documentation.
We are about to freeze the current wiki and migrate to a new documentation management system. We are currently testing it and working on the migration plan. The new system will be much easier for writers to use and hopefully help elevates the overall quality of the documentation. Morgan McNamera has been working on documentation along with a couple of community members who aren’t active right now.
The GSOD application is taking my time right now, once submitted I can focus back on the migration plan/deployment.