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1 Contributing to the MIT Kerberos Documentation
4 We are looking for documentation writers and editors who could contribute
5 towards improving the MIT KC documentation content. If you are an experienced
6 Kerberos developer and/or administrator, please consider sharing your knowledge
7 and experience with the Kerberos Community. You can suggest your own topic or
8 write about any of the topics listed
9 `here <https://k5wiki.kerberos.org/wiki/Projects/Documentation_Tasks>`__.
11 If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on the existing documents,
12 please send your feedback via email to email@example.com. The HTML version of
13 this documentation has a "FEEDBACK" link to the firstname.lastname@example.org email
14 address with a pre-constructed subject line.
20 Starting with release 1.11, the Kerberos documentation set is
21 unified in a central form. Man pages, HTML documentation, and PDF
22 documents are compiled from reStructuredText sources, and the application
23 developer documentation incorporates Doxygen markup from the source
24 tree. This project was undertaken along the outline described
25 `here <https://k5wiki.kerberos.org/wiki/Projects/Kerberos_Documentation>`__.
27 Previous versions of Kerberos 5 attempted to maintain separate documentation
28 in the texinfo format, with separate groff manual pages. Having the API
29 documentation disjoint from the source code implementing that API
30 resulted in the documentation becoming stale, and over time the documentation
31 ceased to match reality. With a fresh start and a source format that is
32 easier to use and maintain, reStructuredText-based documents should provide
33 an improved experience for the user. Consolidating all the documentation
34 formats into a single source document makes the documentation set easier
35 to maintain.