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Re: [Health-dev] [Health] Working on the documentation

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] [Health] Working on the documentation
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2023 22:19:34 +0100

Hi, Gerald!

On Thu, 20 Jul 2023 16:06:31 +0200
Gerald Wiese <> wrote:

> Hey,
> we are working on the documentation and aim to have it renewed before 
> the conference end of September. One student from Hannover already 
> transformed the Wikibooks state into Sphinx Read The Docs Theme and
> we can take this as base.

You guys are amazing!
> I just pushed it but it’s not yet present on any web server.

I just pulled the latest changeset from our mercurial repo in Savannah.

The current HMIS development doc is on the following location:

> We are asking all of you to gather feedback and ideas how to improve
> the documentation.
> Our first block of questions targets a higher level and we ask for 
> responses until end of July.
> Second block of questions can be answered afterwards continuously but 
> still the sooner the better:
> Are there chapters missing?
> Do we have chapters that are not needed?
> Should we change the structure regarding chapters and subchapters?
> Other suggestions for changes on a higher level?
> Do we have content missing?
> Is every module documented in a way that it’s really complete and 
> understandable?
> Does it actually work to follow old instructions?
> We should update all versions, screenshots, package names, typos, etc.
> If functionalities are not really working, we should make it
> transparent (e.g. FHIR REST, Thalamus)
> Do we have links in place for differing installation strategies and 
> other documentations like Thalamus, MyGNUHealth, Ansible, openSUSE?
> Beginning of August we will probably start a pad to assign tasks / 
> chapters to responsible people.

This is great! We'll be working on the mercurial repo for the
documentation, and updating it directly. I am positive this new
approach will improve the documentation for each component of the GH

I propose the following layout:

/ root, landing page for .. will have the links to
the main areas
/hmis : Hospital management (currently working)
/thalamus: The Federation message server
/mygnuhealth: The Personal Health Record

Let me know your thoughts and congratulations to you and your team,

PS: I' replying  to to avoid crossposting with
health general. I am positive the general community will be happy to
read it and contribute. We can send them later on an


> Best
> Gerald

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