Grant Report : Improving Perl 6 Documentation - May 2018

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We call him... The Closer.

JJ made 324 commits in May on top of the 195 in April to https://github.com/perl6/doc, and is now tied with Zoffix as the top closer of issues in the repo.

He also sketched out most of the missing pages in the Issue of the Thousand Days, the Perl6 Docs Roadmap. That enabled that albatross to be tossed overboard as well.

JJ has also written a couple of metadocuments, describing patterns he has observed in the distributions of time-to-complete for documentation and other classes of Perl6 issues. He offers a number of conclusions regarding how to effectively move issues along in an all-volunteer effort like Perl6. Spoiler alert: pretty much, you have to let people work on what they want, or stuff doesn't get done. The downside is, the big projects that need lots of help are generally less attractive, and so languish.

(Which is where TPF and its grantees come to the rescue.)

You can read all the details with link in his blog for May.

MAJ

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