For a while now I've been thinking how we can improve appliance documentation, or even take it one step further and create a mini-knowledge base, describing what can be achieved with appliance X, how to get started, known gotcha's, tips, tweaks as well as success stories (for inspiration).
The idea I came up with is: The appliance spotlight.
A member of the community would "run" the spotlight for its duration (1 week), and kick it off with a tutorial / success story / screencast.
During the spotlight we'd request others pitch in:
- submit tutorials, their own success stories, links to useful resources
- deploy and test the appliance to discover bugs and provide feedback/ideas for the next release
I'm looking for feedback on the idea in general, ideas for spotlights you would like to see, and especially for spotlights you would like to run.
Anything goes, I'm open to suggestions...