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What's This?

A place for new doc contributors to Apache CloudStack to learn about what happened before they got here. This might help explain why we do things the way we do.

History

2008

  • Cloud.com startup founded, invents CloudStack

Summer 2010

  • Cloud.com comes out of "stealth mode," CloudStack announced
  • Original docs written by senior engineers
  • 1 tech writer added to Cloud.com staff, Jessica Tomechak

Spring 2011

  • Cloud.com sets up docs.cloud.com (aka docs.cloudstack.org), powered by MindTouch, aka "the old CloudStack docs site"

Summer 2011

  • Citrix acquires Cloud.com and CloudStack

Spring 2012

  • Added second CloudStack writer, Radhika PC
  • Start converting all CloudStack docs from Word to Docbook
  • Citrix donates CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation, April, 2012
  • Radical change in doc strategy
  • Very active, vocal open-source community influencing doc decisions and contributing documentation
  • Moved Docbook XML files into Apache-owned git code repository

Fall 2012

  • First Apache CloudStack release, v4.0, goes out on Nov 6. Based on code and docs donated by Citrix from CloudPlatform 3.0.5.
  • docs.cloudstack.org replaced with Apache infrastructure, incubator.apache.org/cloudstack/docs

Spring 2016

  • Revived documentation effort with Daan Hoogland, Paul Angus and Ron Wheeler

What Was New

This is an archive of the What's New posts from the Doc Writers page.

November, 2012: We have published the documentation for the first Apache CloudStack release.

September, 2012: Preparing for our first ASF documentation release, Apache CloudStack 4.0. Contributors from the open-source community are actively stepping up to assist with documentation needs.

August, 2012: We have created the documentation plan for the first Apache CloudStack release.

June, 2012: We are taking the docs into a new and better toolchain (docbook + publican). Docs forklift is underway.

April 23, 2012: New writer Radhika PC has joined our team in Bangalore.

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